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He’s a successful businessman. He’s highly opinionated. And he’s someone that has had a very unique pathway to achieving his goals.  As a freshman at Central … more
When Landon Vazquez takes the soccer field, it’s hard for his mom, Erin, not to get emotional. It’s not because of the cute-factor of a bunch of 5-year-old kids running around in … more
Once he saw him play, Jamal Gomes decided pretty quickly that he wanted 14- year old Joe Mazzulla on his team. “It didn’t take long to figure out what type of person and what type of … more
Jessie Jacavone wants to spark a Frog City resurgence. He walked around the second floor of his bare Johnston mill and imagined the 17 luxury apartments he plans to build within the next year. … more
It’s the folksy, popular slogan that is just part of the rich history of the Narragansett Brewing Company.  Founded in 1890, the brewery was once one of Cranston’s largest employers … more
I went for a walk in our magnificent Roger Williams Park Zoo. It was a bright sunny day and the marvelous elephants and monkeys were out, alongside magnificent dragons and mythical marvels from … more
The circus is coming! The circus is coming! I still remember when I was a young boy hounding my parents with those words every year when the circus came to town. I remember the circus train … more
GWM: Mike, let’s start with today. You live in Rhode Island and are a journalism professor at the University of Connecticut.   Tell us about your responsibilities and the courses you … more
Helen O. Larson scrawled her first poem on the schoolhouse chalkboard as the building was dismantled. About a century ago, someone bought Rockland’s school for $12, Larson told her son. It … more
I’ve been funny my whole life,” said Warwick native Bill Silas. For Silas, who has been a comedian for 16 years, March 23 will be a “huge night:” a sold out celebration … more
After morning chores at Hurricane Hill Farm, owner Drake Patten took a moment to appreciate her surroundings. “What draws the eye is the sheer beauty of the place — its woodlands and … more
It is often said that history repeats itself. I respectfully suggest that history has a little fun doing it sometimes. In June of 1772, when John Brown and Abraham Whipple and the boys met … more
Whereas many of the traditions upheld by the wedding industry can be stilted and old-fashioned, a young Rhode Islander is working to change the definition of what wedding jewelry can be. Lincoln … more
Reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent William J. Kole has long been fascinated with the prospect of people living past 100 years of age. His own grandmother lived to be 104. “Her life … more
Jason Cabral was named executive director of The Gamm last August. Since then, as he put it Monday,” my job is like keeping all the balls in the air.”  His focus has been on the … more
Earlier this month, Governor Dan McKee stood at the head of the State House chambers to give an optimistic address to all of Rhode Island and, while it was his speech, he was not the only one who … more
For three weeks out of the year, Rhode Islanders are afforded the opportunity to celebrate an art so fundamental to the human experience that one might forget it’s an art at all: storytelling. … more
After a combined 104 years serving customers, two managers at Twin Oaks Restaurant are finally retiring. Managers Joe Ferro and Mike Regine worked their last shifts in December before both … more
Bruce Cousineau’s special sauce, which he has heard described as “marinara meets Mexico,” was first created because he didn’t want to throw away extra árbol peppers … more
You are the Target 12 investigative reporter and managing editor. Give us an overview of your responsibilities. I wear two hats at WPRI. As an investigative reporter my role is to bring things … more
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