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PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, and the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting. The North Smithfield Town Council plans Monday evening to discuss a resolution. Council President John Beauregard is a former state trooper who is upset with Nike’s decision to use former … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

PROVIDENCE, R.I | Rhode Island alone celebrates Victory Day, debate lingers

PROVIDENCE, R.I — Rhode Island is marking the end of World War II as a state holiday, although it remains the only state in the U.S. to do so. Every few years, state residents debate changing the name of Victory Day or doing away with it entirely. Rhode Island made the day an official holiday … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I | Rhode Island alone celebrates Victory Day, debate lingers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Brown University coach charged with assaulting her husband

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The women’s basketball coach at Brown University has been charged with assaulting her husband. Sarah Behn was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member, according to Wrentham District Court. The Providence Journal reports a police report filed in Foxboro, Massachusetts, says Timothy McGahan, Behn’s … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Brown University coach charged with assaulting her husband

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | New England senators seek to designate National Lobster Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration. They’ve introduced a resolution to again designate Sept. 25 as National Lobster Day to honor the economic, historic, cultural and culinary contributions of lobsters. The resolution is being led by Maine’s U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | New England senators seek to designate National Lobster Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I.| Auctioneer: Rosa Parks house has buyers, working out details

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The auctioneer selling the house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats said after the auction on Thursday there are buyers interested, but it will take a few days to work out the details. The house was included in an auction by Guernsey’s in New York as part … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I.| Auctioneer: Rosa Parks house has buyers, working out details

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  | House where Rosa Parks sought refuge set for auction

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats is going up for auction with a minimum bid of $1 million. Auctioneer Guernsey’s plans to auction the house Thursday in New York City, and has set a pre-auction estimate of $1 million to $3 million. Parks moved … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I.  | House where Rosa Parks sought refuge set for auction