Rhode Island Weather for May 31, 2023 – John Donnelly

A map showing the weather in New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist A decent Wednesday with the exception of stinky smoke and haze from wildfires over Nova Scotia, Canada swinging around the high pressure over the Atlantic. Morning lows in the mid 40’s rise to around 70 with a light southerly breeze. It’s a “B” day! ___ Follow John’s weather forecasts, here: WEATHER…

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It’s Sour Grapes! – Tim Jones

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by Timothy Jones, cartoonist ___ Originally from Attleboro, Massachusetts, Tim lives with his wife and two daughters in Smithfield, RI. He is a cartoonist, freelance illustrator, author and comedian. He is also a member of the National Cartoonist Society and the Mid-South Cartoonist Association. He teaches cartooning, speaks at local schools and libraries and appears…

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Taylor Swift: Lessons from a talented, masterful marketer – Robert Stern

A stadium full of people watching a Taylor Swift concert.

by Robert Stern, Social Media Strategist and founder, The Social Leader This past weekend, my daughter had the incredible opportunity to attend the highly anticipated Taylor Swift concert. Yet, as I reflect on the unforgettable experience, one question continues to echo: why did over a quarter of a million people flock to witness this musical…

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Ron & Jen’s Great Escape, May 31, 2023 – Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien

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by Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien, commentary PRAYING FOR THE WINNING TICKET I don’t know if it’s wrong to ask God for money, BUT I do. Specifically, a winning lottery ticket worth MILLIONS. Sometimes I think “he’s kinda busy, Jen… with REAL WORLD ISSUES… SAVE IT”. Other times I think “well, he does say…

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Pawtucket, Central Falls, Providence VOTE on how to invest $1.38M in health improvement

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Participatory Budgeting Proposal Fairs were held for members of the public and now 3 communities will have the opportunity to vote on community designed potential projects in Pawtucket, Central Falls, and central Providence. $1.38 million is up for investment in health improvement projects in these communities. Pawtucket/Central Falls residents vote from May 30th to June…

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10 lighthouses offered to the public, including Warwick Neck Light

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Each May, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), offers lighthouses to the public and other entities as part of its mission to deliver value and savings in federal real estate for taxpayers. This year, GSA is offering a record number of lighthouses, including at least six to nonprofits and government entities and at least four…

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NEA awards RISCA and 5 arts agencies $1.134M

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National Endowment for the Arts announces $1.134 million in funding to the state’s Arts Agency and 5 arts organizations  The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today its recommended grant awards of more than $1.134 million to six Rhode Island-based arts and culture organizations. The allotment included $934,100 to the Rhode Island State Council…

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Rhode Island Weather for May 30, 2023 – John Donnelly

Rhode Island Weather map for Tuesday.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist Similar pattern remains, with a decrease in the pressure gradient, leading to less wind under mostly clear skies. Afternoon high around 70 after morning lows in the mid 40’s. It’s an “A” day! ___ Follow John’s weather forecasts, here: WEATHER WITH JOHN DONNELLY John Donnelly was born in Hialeah, Florida and…

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