GriefSPEAK: Faith conquers all, including grief – Mari Nardolillo Dias

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by Dr. Mari Nardolillo Dias, contributing writer on grief and grieving From the desk of Deborah Manzo McDonald: “My son JoJo died 7 years ago from an accidental overdose. How do you measure a year? 525,600 minutes? How can it be 7 years without him? Three million, six hundred seventy-nine thousand two hundred minutes? Counting those minutes…

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Updated: Rhode Island set for a spectacular July 4th

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4th of July celebrations – in nearly every city Check back for updates, cancellations and reschedules Saturday, July 1st July 1, 4 – 9:30pm, Greenville/Smithfield, Deerfield Park,  – food trucks beer garden, music, ends with fireworks 9:15pm July 1, 9pm, Block Island, Crescent Beach – fireworks July 1, 5-9pm, Glocester, Glocester Memorial Park – music…

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Rhode Island Weather for June 30, 2023 – John Donnelly

A Rhode Island weather map for Friday.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist Still a humid pattern with southerly winds bringing in the low level moisture. Morning lows in the mid 60’s and afternoon highs in the low 80’s with the light southerly breeze. It’s a “B” day! ___ Follow John’s weather forecasts, here: WEATHER WITH JOHN DONNELLY John Donnelly was born in Hialeah,…

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Providence College and SCOTUS Affirmative Action decision (read ruling)

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A statement from Providence College: Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the plaintiffs in a pair of cases, with the effect of prohibiting the consideration of race in college admissions. While we will modify our processes and procedures to comply with the law, we will not waver in our commitment to creating a community that mirrors the…

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RI Veterans: Did you know? 29.06.23 (MWR, transportation, summer events…) – John A. Cianci

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by John A. Cianci, contributing writer on veterans issues Veteran Organization announces New Morale Welfare Recreation (MWR)Transportation Program  The Italian American War Veterans of US announced the organization’s newest transportation program that will provide FREE transportation to veterans living at state and private nursing homes for leisure and special events to enhance a veteran’s life. “I can not get the image…

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We Cook! Red Stripe’s Sliced Giant Meatball – Joe Peticca

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by Joe Peticca, contributing chef, Sous Chef, Red Stripe Enjoy a hearty Italian feast at home with Red Stripe’s show-stopping Sliced Giant Meatballs recipe. Crafted from a tantalizing blend of succulent ground veal and flavorful ground beef, pesto, parmigiana and more! These oversized meatballs are cooked to perfection and burst with authentic Italian flavor in…

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A Greener View: Top fruit, veggies to grow on a trellis – Jeff Rugg

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by Jeff Rugg, contributing writer Q: We moved into a home that has a vegetable garden. There are a ton of wires, trellises and whatnot that look like the previous owner grew everything vertically. What can be grown on trellises? A: This sounds like one of those clickbait headlines. “The Top Ten Vegetables to Grow…

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Rhode Island Weather for June 29, 2023 – John Donnelly

Rhode Island's weather map for Tuesday.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist Slow moving low pressure system makes some progress to the northeast, with most of the rain and showers to our east, with partly cloudy skies for us to deal with through the day. Morning lows in the low 60’s rise to a slightly less muggy high in the low 80’s with…

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