September 16, 2019

Destinations of the week

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Can You Guess the Greenest State in the US? By Mary Daly From Care2 To protect the environment we have to invest in it — through our own behaviors and the collective actions of our communities. In a new study, WalletHub aimed to highlight the greenest states in the U.S. It awarded each state points for 27 green metrics divided […]

2 last minute anonymous Kavanaugh accusers, but 1 recants

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Two additional allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh surfaced Wednesday, but the claims came from anonymous sources and one of the accusers reportedly recanted his story, according to reports. Bloomberg said Kavanaugh on Tuesday was asked about an alleged rape on a boat in Rhode Island […]

US: Make-A-Wish gives Hingham teen a Caribbean adventure

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By Audrey Cooney The Patriot Ledger From Wicked Local.com HINGHAM — When Tony Achille was diagnosed with hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 15, his and his family’s lives were suddenly centered around hospital visits, test and treatments. “You start to become numb,” said his mother, Kelly Achille. As she related, her son’s treatments took […]

What you learn by giving 200 Senate speeches on climate change

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable Every week the Senate has been in session since April 2012, one lonely Democratic senator from Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse, has taken to the Senate floor to speak about global warming. On March 13, Senator Whitehouse gave his 200th “It’s Time to Wake Up” speech on climate change. The speech […]

Better World by Design

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From pneumatic inflatables to designing for healthcare: Better World by Design 2016 BY MOLLY MILLETTE From Core77 This past weekend over 700 people gathered in Providence, Rhode Island for Better World by Design. In it’s ninth year, the conference held between adjacent college campuses Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, brings creators, innovators […]

Trump, Clinton score major victories

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By Stephen Collinson, From CNN Washington (CNN) Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories Tuesday that bring them closer to a monumental duel for the White House in the fall. Trump’s political strength was on display with a clean sweep of races in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clinton delivered big wins […]

Six charts that show how stingy America is toward its own families

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By Matt Phillips From Quartz Just in time Father’s Day, the rich-country think tank known as the OECD has issued its annual survey of the US economy. The Paris-based organization specializes in churning out reports that standardize data across national boundaries, enabling observers to compare countries against one another. The entire report is worth a […]