It’s Basketball Championship Week in the Big East, Atlantic 10 and Rhode Island Interscholastic League.
Local favorites Providence College and the University of Rhode Island are in New York for the college tournaments, and the top four teams in boys and girls basketball will be at URI for high-school Final Four action this weekend.
Once again, Rhode Island has embarked on an advertising campaign to raise our state’s flagging self-esteem. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time for us to stop running down our tiny corner of New England.
Back in 1996, when Jack Reed was running his first U.S. Senate campaign, Texas Gov. Ann Richards came to Newport to speak at a Reed fund-raiser. The tart-tongued Texan introduced the vertically-challenged Rhode Island Democrat by saying to prolonged laughter that Reed is proof ``that size doesn’t matter.’’