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In Woonsocket, a kinky empire

Sex and the city
Browsing the catalog for Athena's Home Novelties, you can almost hear Roy Orbison faintly warbling "Only the Lonely."
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  February 06, 2013


At the diner, a meat pie from Old Quebec

Haute Cuisine
Tourtière is a simple dish, a pork and beef pie brought to Rhode Island by immigrants from old Quebec.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  December 12, 2012


The urban chicken roost movement hits Rhode Island

Good Eggs
Ernest and Linda Lambert, retirees living in a shaded suburban cul-de-sac just off Woonsocket's Mendon Road, have an unusual backyard project.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  November 21, 2012


The Rhode Island Racing Pigeon Club takes flight

Late Saturday afternoon Mike Becker settled into a backyard lawn chair to wait.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  July 03, 2012


The vultures of Woonsocket

You see the scene over and over in the B-grade Western. The cowboy hero wanders across a desert, praying he'll find a watering hole. Above him appears a dismal omen — vultures circling in the sky.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  March 07, 2012


Taking on payday loans

Commerce Dept.
State Representative Frank Ferri, owner of a Johnston bowling alley, has seen how the short-term, high-interest loans available at neighborhood payday loan shops can leave customers on a debt treadmill.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  February 08, 2012


The Paranormal Bikers are a new breed of ghost hunters

Spooky business
What really frightens paranormal investigators, those folks who go looking for ghouls? Some will tell you it's the uncomfortable feeling they sometimes get when leaving the scene — a feeling that someone, or something, wants to follow them home.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  October 26, 2011


In Woonsocket, questions for a questionable doctor

Billing Dept.
There's a name for that ailment seen in news photos of rail-thin Third World kids with protruding bellies. It's called "kwashiorkor," and it's seldom ever reported outside famine-stricken regions.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  May 18, 2011


A bank robber downsizes

The long fall from ripping off Rembrandts to shoplifting sunglasses
There's nothing like an art heist to make journalists spout hyperbole. What else could explain the wild things they've said about Myles J. Connor, the Boston career criminal who by his own account has tiptoed by night through literally dozens of museums?
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  April 27, 2011


A bankrobber downsizes

Annals of Crime
There's nothing like an art heist to make a journalist spout hyperbole.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  April 13, 2011



A serial killer seeks a payoff
Incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in Cranston, Rhode Island, Jeff Mailhot grabbed a pen and a sheet of stationery and traced an outline of his beefy left hand.
By: JOHN LARRABEE  |  April 05, 2010

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