Claibone Pell http://ripr.org en Nuala Pell, Spouse And Political Partner Of Sen. Claiborne Pell, Dies http://ripr.org/post/nuala-pell-spouse-and-political-partner-sen-claiborne-pell-dies <p>Nuala Pell, widow of revered Sen. Claiborne Pell, confidante of Pastores, Kennedys and European royalty, a force in Rhode Island politics for decades and a woman who was as at ease at a Democratic Party rally at a Portuguese Club as she was with the well-born swells of Newport society at Bailey’s Beach, died early this morning at Newport Hospital. She was 89.</p><p><strong>The Pell family has announced a memorial service to be held Monday, April 21 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport, at 11 a.m.</strong></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:13:52 +0000 Scott MacKay 31993 at http://ripr.org Nuala Pell, Spouse And Political Partner Of Sen. Claiborne Pell, Dies JFK Loved Rhode Island and Rhode Island loved JFK http://ripr.org/post/jfk-loved-rhode-island-and-rhode-island-loved-jfk <p>It’s been a half-century&nbsp; years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy.&nbsp; RIPR Political analyst Scott MacKay explores why Kennedy loved Rhode Island and why the Ocean State loved JFK.</p><p>Our state is America’s smallest yet&nbsp; it loomed large in the life of John F. Kennedy.</p><p>From the time Kennedy was a young man, he and his family were shaped by experiences in Rhode Island.&nbsp; If any event forged the career of John Kennedy it was his World War II heroics as a patrol torpedo lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:19:58 +0000 Scott MacKay 24916 at http://ripr.org