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Pols, farmers, and worm ladies at RI's Compost Con

Back To The Earth
“It’s not scrap, it’s a goldmine,” says Katherine Brown of the potato peels, coffee grounds, moldy bread, and other gross stuff we routinely shovel into the trash.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  March 12, 2014


The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union keeps up the fight

Social Studies
"We believe in total abstinence," says Carol Mitola, treasurer of the Rhode Island branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  December 19, 2012


The Ocean State Review makes its debut

Nick-a-Nee's bar was the venue for the recent launch of The Ocean State Review , the University of Rhode Island's new literary journal.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  November 02, 2011


Jai alai, once exotic, is now a thing of the past

The Sporting Life
Jai alai’s local fade can be attributed to various factors.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  July 09, 2008

Rhode Island has a prominent place in diner history

Rhode Island figures heavily in The History of New England Diners , a production of Rhode Island PBS
Rhode Island figures heavily in The History of New England Diners , a production of Rhode Island PBS.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  May 21, 2008


Four Greens fight for their party’s nomination

Alternative Politics
Supporters of Cynthia McKinney say that choosing a presidential nominee doesn’t have to mean selecting between a black and a female candidate.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  April 02, 2008


New source for savings: outsource the economists

Modest proposals
Outsourcing used to be for textile workers and call-center employees.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  January 31, 2008


Vermont man, 60, walks to impeach Bush

Take a hike
Most people are content to mutter and complain as they wait out the final years of the Bush regime.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  December 12, 2007


The storm kings

Do we really need weathermen to know which way the wind blows?
If you’re a Rhode Island TV news outlet, you certainly don’t hide your Doppler under a bushel.
By: TIM LEHNERT  |  November 28, 2007
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