Episode 4: Neena Savage and the Squishy State

This week, we’re traveling to Providence to talk about travel, transience, and taxes. It’s a story of one woman’s journey from an Indian village to the top of everyone’s favorite part of government – the Division of Taxation. By the end, we’ll understand a little bit more about why being geographically closer to everything seems to make everything closer to Rhode Islanders, family and friends included.

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Fish Ladders, Councils, and Eels, Oh My!

What on earth is a fish ladder? Why is it a surprise when an eel uses one? And no, these aren’t the start of lame fish puns – they’re the questions answered in this week’s story article. Check it out!

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Stepstone Falls: RI’s Hidden Oasis

When Ernie Germani told me that Stepstone Falls was “like a piece of New Hampshire in Rhode Island”, he wasn’t kidding. See why here.

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Changing RI, One Hike at a Time

A story of how enthusiasm travels farther in Rhode Island than it normally does and about the man who opened my eyes to one of the gifts of living in a small state. 

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6 Reasons Why RI Fourth of July is the Best

In honor of the long weekend, here are six reasons why Rhode Island should declare its own independence, separate from the union, and take over Massachusetts. Just kidding. But here are six reasons why Independence Day in the Ocean State is “wicked awesome”. 1. We celebrated it first… Fun fact: Rhode Island was the first…

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First-Time Site Users: Click Here!

Because new websites can be a little bit overwhelming at first, and because I needed to fill the spot where the site was telling me there were no blog posts even though there are, in fact, blog posts on this blog, here are three steps to navigating this website for first-time users. 

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Episode 3: David Norton, the Steamer Trunk, and Lived History

In this episode, we’re talking with David Norton – host of  the local television show “Discovering New England History” – about Thanksgiving, his connections to the Underground Railroad, and what a dingy trunk has to do about why we should all care about history. Check it out! 

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Episode 2: Joyce May and the “Little Farmers Market that Could”

Tucked away in East Providence under the shade of a beautifully landscaped lawn grows the Weaver Library Farmers Market. In this episode, we sit down with Joyce May, assistant director of the library, to explore the challenges, rewards, and importance of fresh food, live music, and family entertainment. 

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