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Top Rhode Island Articles

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  • Later school start times and Zzzs to A's

    Later school start times and Zzzs to A's
    As summer winds down, another new school year brings fresh notebooks, sharp pencils and — for many kids — a new cycle of sleep deprivation. With classes that start as early as 7 a.m. and buses that pull up long before sunrise, some 80% of...
  • Happy 174th Birthday, Baltimore Sun

    Happy 174th Birthday, Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore Sun turns 174 years old today, and I sure hope that means cake and ice cream in the newsroom. It's worth noting the milestone, with or without birthday party treats, since so much has changed since the paper first rolled off the presses...
  • Verizon's 45,000-employee strike enters Day 2, impasse widens

     
    A stand-off between Verizon Communications Inc. and about 45,000 of its employees entered a second day of strikes with no apparent end in sight. On Monday morning, Candice Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Communications Workers of America said Verizon had...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eastern Washington tops FCS preseason top 25 poll

     
    Eastern Washington tops FCS preseason top 25 poll...
  • Movie Review: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

     
    The new version of “Don't Be Afraid of the Dark” is entirely too literal, but it still manages to be a literally hair-raising piece of modern-style old school Gothic horror. The involvement of writer-producer Guillermo “Pan's Labyrinth&#...
  • LVC notes--Nosovitch honors, Central rankings, Becahi video

     
    ESPNHS, the high school wing of the ESPN empire, has named Central Catholic quarterback Brendan Nosovitch (right) a preseason first-team all-state pick for Pennsylvania and a second-team All-East Region pick. The East region consists of players from...
  • Dziedzic appointed library’s interim director

     
    City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has appointed Donna Dziedzic as Interim Director of the Evanston Public Library. Dziedzic will start  Sept. 6 and serve until  early …...
  • Guess which District of Columbia has the nation's worst drug and alcohol abuse problems?

     
    A new federal study finds the home of the federal government has serious substance abuse problems....