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Blood Compact, A sign of Boholano Hospitality

This well-known monument in scenic surrounds is a statue depicting a famous blood compact from 1565.  The contracting parties would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture. 926 more words


A quarter-ton, lifted by a teenager with a strong heart and eyes on a world record

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — A calf, a male tiger, three average-sized men and $900 in pennies all tip the scale at about 500 pounds. 601 more words


License plate art business scrabbled together with unique goal

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — It all started six years ago with a couple of old license plates that were turned into an impromptu piece of art. 514 more words


Extremely rare disorder keeps family with triplets on their toes

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Simones’ home has all the signs of a family that more than doubled with one pregnancy.

Bethany remembers the moment she heard she was carrying triplets. 493 more words


A good deed rings true thanks to social media and persistence

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Some early Christmas shopping brought a shiny surprise to a local family.

As busy as the Whitten clan is, they took a few extra steps and turned to social media to get a fiance out of the dog house. 464 more words


Legally blind doctor holds onto his career and makes a dream come true

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A local doctor made it over a life-changing hurdle, then kept running toward an “ice cream dream.”

Two days before Doctor Ray Mis turned 40, his world suddenly went dark. 424 more words


#4. Darkies

I can’t believe how overgrown it was when we went there, you used to be able to see them from the road. That was the first one, but there’s about 4 or 5 of them. 396 more words