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Rhode Island

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  • Planning your trip to Block Island

    THE BEST WAY TO BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Providence, R.I., is offered on United, Southwest, US Airways, Delta and Continental. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $506. Take the ferry from Point Judith and...
  • Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island

    Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island
    I am standing atop Clay Head, a 70-foot-high bluff, looking over miles and miles of open ocean on a clear summer morning. It is an ideal way to greet a day that will include hiking, biking, birding, skimming stones and eating my weight in fried clams. And...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Some states have options to help consumers find health coverage

    Some states have options to help consumers find health coverage
    A reader asks: Are there other health insurance options besides high-risk pools for people who can't get coverage in the individual market because of a preexisting condition? The answer: It depends on where you live. Under the current health insurance...
  • Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket

    Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket
    You use seat belts, right? Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
  • When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count

    When layoffs come to L.A. schools, performance doesn't count
    John H. Liechty Middle School opened in 2007 in Los Angeles' impoverished Westlake neighborhood with a seasoned principal, dozens of energetic young teachers and a mission to "reinvent education" in the nation's second-largest school district. The...
  • The voices of Straight No Chaser: Hot a cappella group's local members talk about future, Musikfest

     
    Since a cappella group Straight No Chaser’s performance of “Twelve Days of Christmas” mashed up with Toto’s “Africa” became an Internet video sensation 3 1/2 years ago and got the group signed to Atlantic Records, it...
  • Lil Wayne's sobriety and revisiting a classic drug-fueled verse

    Lil Wayne's sobriety and revisiting a classic drug-fueled verse
    Lil Wayne kicked off his “I’m Still Music” tour last night in Providence, Rhode Island, four days before he performs at 1st Mariner Arena. (I’ll be in the nosebleeds with my crew. Say hi.) MTV News’ Jayson Rodriguez covered...
  • Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more

    Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more
    - SPIN's Eric Magnuson was in Rhode Island to catch the opening night of Lil Wayne's "I'm Still Music" tour. - Joe Colly gets two grafs at Pitchfork on Wiz Khalifa's "The Race," my favorite song as of late. Rolling Papers! Eleven days! - Another...
  • Lindy Duncan, Jaye Marie Green into U.S. Women’s Amateur second round

     
    A birdie/birdie start helped Fort Lauderdale’s Lindy Duncan jump out to a quick lead, moving into the second round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur with a 2-and-1 victory over Tennessee’s Lauren Stratton. Boca Raton’s Jaye...
  • Long, sad slide of B’nai B’rith’s Klutznick Museum

     
    The Jewish Daily Forward has a story about how the Kluznick Museum in Washington, which used to draw 100,000 visitors a year, has fallen on hard times recently. The museum's collection includes a letter from George Washington to a Rhode Island Hebrew...