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What do candles have to do with an economic recovery? The answer is really little to nothing. However, the story of Justin Skory and Cierra Fasulo, who started The Perfect Match Shop candle company in their basement and have sold 10,000 candles since the more
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities are being asked to reduce close contact between people.  This is called social distancing and it’s a vital strategy to slow the … more
It was a steady hum, like airline jet. The kind of noise that has your mind wandering and can even put you asleep. I was relaxed. I was reclined. The light was soft. All I heard was the whir of the machine beside me. It would be easy to nod off. "Are you more
It's a small craft slightly longer than 12 feet with a full keel, a graceful transom and a pleasantly curving bow. We're not sure of the model - she's been called a Bulldog - but that doesn't really matter. A brass plate just below where the mast meets more
You wouldn't recognize James Herring, ["like the fish," he said] known locally as Buddy Love, from the front-page picture on today's Beacon. But that's him trying to adjust an umbrella to find some shade while he waits for the fish to bite at Conimicut more
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's leadership in the fight against COVID-19 got national exposure via a story in Politico Magazine last week: "How the Smallest State Engineered a Big Covid Comeback." The story by veteran reporter Michael Grunwald pointed more
Great health can be defined in a number of ways. Some consider it to simply be ‘the absence of disease’, while others consider it to be the ‘ability to perform all desired … more
"John," the voice on the phone queried, "maybe you can help me, my phone doesn't seem to be working." "But Julie," I responded you're talking on your phone and it seems to be working fine." "It's not that. The phone doesn't ring when someone is calling." more
I was in the dark. Total darkness. I raised my hand, bringing it slowly to my face. I expected to see something before bumping my nose. I didn't. My world had closed in and my other senses heightened. The air was fresh and clean. I felt the gravel under more
You rarely see anyone hitchhiking, and if you do it's unlikely you would stop. It wasn't like that when I was in my teens and 20s. Hitchhiking was a respectable form of travel, and if you were driving you returned the favor; you felt guilty if you more
I'm one who pays attention to premonitions . well, at least, some of the time. For some reason, I had a strange feeling when envelopes to renew both Carol's registration and mine arrived simultaneously from the DMV. It made perfect sense they should come more
The protest movement sparked by the death of George Floyd is focused most immediately on calls to reform police departments throughout the U.S. Activists generally want to redirect a portion of money away from police budgets to social needs like housing. more
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