In the news… local, national news of note

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RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY COVID Massachusetts rates drop 22% in a week. Masking optional for Providence schools, starting this week. On Thursday, high risk zones in RI returned to medium; Newport County moved from medium to high risk. OTHER There will be a meeting to discuss what needs to be done to make RI schools…

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A Walk down memory lane with Tom Burke – Brendan Higgins

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by Brendan Higgins, contributing writer When I was given the opportunity to interview Tom Burke I was beyond excited. I quickly scheduled a visit to his home in Springfield, Massachusetts. Through the grapevine I discovered he had a treasure trove of professional wrestling memorabilia in his home office. I enlisted the services of my cousin,…

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Rhode Island Weather, May 31, 2022 – John Donnelly

Tuesday weather map.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist A nice start to the day could get a little dicey later as a back door cold front drops in from the northeast and sets off some scattered light showers mainly to our northeast, but they could creep in by late afternoon or early evening. Late morning high in the low…

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Networking Pick of the Week – SRI Chamber at So. Kingstown Land Trust

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Please join the SRI Chamber of Commerce for First Friday Coffee hosted by South Kingstown Land Trust on Friday, June 3rd from 8am-9am at the SKLT Barn (17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown). Network with the best and brightest of Southern Rhode Island’s local business community. Pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-ins will be accepted.$5 members / $10 non-members | Bring…

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Beyond decoration – Richard Asinof

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by Richard Asinof, ConvergenceRI, contributing writer by Elizabeth Michelman In a digital world, how can art on canvas reflect the changing technologies of reproduction and advertising? How has the COVID pandemic changed the way that we experience the visual world around us? What kind of imagery should adorn the walls of hospitals – in emergency…

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Rhode Island Weather, May 30, 2022 – John Donnelly

Memorial day weather map.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist Memorial Day 5/30/22:          An excellent finish for Memorial Day weekend! Warm and dry with a southwesterly breeze to blow around lots of flags. Brisk morning low in the upper 50’s followed by warm afternoon highs in the mid 80’s with lots of sun and some afternoon fair weather cloud cover.…

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Memorial Day & TODAY at RI Veterans Cemetery

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to their country. The holiday was officially proclaimed in 1868 to honor Union and Confederate soldiers and was expanded after World War I to honor those who died in all wars. It became an official federal holiday in…

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