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Five Live Music Musts – April 25, 2014—Check Out Where You Can See Great Live…

Rhode Island’s Nancy Thomas Winner of 2014 #NYCPoetweet Contest—Nancy Thomas, president of Tapestry Communications, has been…

NEW: North Kingstown Dems Endorse Almonte for Treasurer—The fifty-three members of the North Kingstown Democratic…

TONIGHT: Fund for Community Progress Honors GoLocalProv + ACLU—Recognizing outstanding contributions to the RI community

Deadline for newportFILM’s Ripple Effect Video Contest is Friday—Drawing attention to RI's coastline + waterways

Patriots’ 2014 Schedule Released—Patriots' 2014 Schedule Released

John Perilli: Battle Heats Up to Succeed Fox in House District 4—Keep an eye on this one...

Newport Goes Daffy with Weeklong Daffodil Celebration—Over 250,000 blooming daffodils on display

B’s Dominate Wings, Take Game 3—shut out Detroit 3-0 to take 2-1 series…

Organize + Energize: 4 Ways Getting Organized Will Save You Money—Stop wasting time and money

 
 

Democratic Primary: Is This Raimondo’s Race to Lose?

Friday, April 25, 2014

She’s leading in the polls, has a hefty war chest, and she’s raking in the endorsements. So, is this gubernatorial primary Gina Raimondo’s race to lose? Not yet, say local and national political experts. The numbers tell a part of the story, but there’s more going on behind the polls and plenty of time for turmoil or turnover before the primary.

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Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in RI Politics?

HOT: Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien

Friday, April 25, 2014

Every Friday, Dan Lawlor breaks down who's rising and who's falling in the world of Rhode Island politics. Check out who made the lists this week.

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Friday Financial Five – April 25th, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

It was just a matter of time before the practice of high frequency trading, recently exposed on a national stage by Michael Lewis, faced a legal challenge. Front running typically pertains to one party buying or selling based on another parties’ non-public trading information. With that in mind, the initial class action lawsuit (filed by the city of Providence) may have merit, based on the accusation that high frequency traders front run electronically. It will also be interesting to see how any projected damages would be calculated. There are plenty of well known names on the list of defendants and the number of plaintiffs is expected to grow.

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Arthur Schaper: The Next Prince of Providence

Cormick Lynch, Photo Courtesy of Cormick Lynch

Friday, April 25, 2014

Last week, I called out the failed (and flailing) fiscal fiascos of Providence, and crowned state rep, mayor, now Congressman “Prince David” Cicilline as the knave chiefly responsible for the royal mess.

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Five Live Music Musts – April 25, 2014

Intertational String Trio Performing Saturday Night at 8PM

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week, we focus on local coffeehouse shows featuring a diverse mix of area artists all worthy of more widespread attention. See if you can count all the musical genres covered in today’s “5 Live Music Musts.”

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video: Rhode Island’s Nancy Thomas Winner of 2014 #NYCPoetweet Contest

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nancy Thomas, president of Tapestry Communications, has been honored as one of five winners of the #NYCPoetweet contest. Thomas stands out as the only non-New Yorker among recipients. In honor of National Poetry Month, New York City holds Poem in Your Pocket Day. To celebrate, New Yorkers compose their own poems or share their creations with friends and family.

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Taveras Campaign Raises Over $500,000 During First Quarter 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Angel Taveras for Governor announced Thursday its most successful fundraising quarter to date. The campaign raised over half a million dollars in the first quarter of 2014. The campaign noted that more than three-quarters of campaign contributions came from within Rhode Island.

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The Cellar: Berlucchi + Avignonesi

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring = Italy. Italy remains the world’s largest producer of wine. One of the things that continues to amaze me about Italian wine is not only the thousands different types and styles of wine produced, but that a lot of Italian wine remain great values. This week features two such wines.

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7 Finalists Named in 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition

Friday, April 25, 2014

Seven finalists have been named in the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and will share more than $200,000 in prizes when winners are announced next week. The finalists have proposed businesses that span the insurance, health, hospitality, green, energy, and personal technology industries.

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Chafee Travel Costs RI Thousands in 2013

The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu where Chafee stayed in Quebec.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Governor Lincoln Chafee logged in 20 days of travel out of state for official business last year on a busy itinerary that took him from the Windy City to remote Quebec and cost taxpayers at least $10,382, according to documents provided in response to a public records request.

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