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Rhode Island upsets No. 21 Nebraska, 66-62, in overtime

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Rhode Island upset No. 21 Nebraska, 66-62, in overtime on Saturday night in front of a sold-out, on campus crowd at the Ryan Center in South Kingstown. 1,023 more words

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Rhode Island Stifles Towson, 13-7

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Lyle McCombs ran for 137 yards, Dylan Smith kicked two field goals, and Rhode Island beat Towson 13-7 on Saturday.

Justin Favreau added the only touchdown of the game for the Rams (1-11, 1-7 Colonial Athletic Association), an 8-yard first-quarter grab from quarterback T.J. 82 more words


Volunteers Lead the Fight Against Invaders

(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

The “invaders” are invasive species and they are becoming more and more widespread all the time. Climate change is not helping matters, pushing and changing the boundaries of where species can live and thrive. 60 more words

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New England Clam Chowder (the very best ever)

A bitter cold busy week is a soup week at our house.  A giant pot of whatever simmered for hours to last for days. (Well that’s always the plan until my children and their friends ask for seconds and thirds). 672 more words


Surname Saturday: Pray

     Like the Thing surname (see article here), the Pray surname is a bit hard to research because it is such a common word.  Added to that are the various theories as to origins, three at least, and none of them have anything to do with the most common way we use the word “pray” today.  536 more words

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(The photo above is my mom at Christmas in 1971)

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have a close-knit family who happen to all live in a 10 mile radius of each other.   434 more words

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