Providence http://ripr.org en 2nd Story’s “Hay Fever” Is An Overdone Shouting Contest http://ripr.org/post/2nd-story-s-hay-fever-overdone-shouting-contest <p></p><p>Ah, yes, “Hay Fever” one of those plays that became known as “a comedy of manners.” But in truth Coward's 1925 hit really ought to be called a “comedy of ill manners.”</p><p>It's Coward's view of a famous family being famously, uproariously, ridiculously bad mannered to point of forcing the family's so-called “guests” to split, to sneak out of the house, to take any measures to get away from the family's self-regard, their “I really don't give a hoot for anything or anyone but myself” attitude.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:47:00 +0000 Bill Gale 37169 at http://ripr.org 2nd Story’s “Hay Fever” Is An Overdone Shouting Contest Keeping Busy: Providence's Button Hole Golf Course http://ripr.org/post/keeping-busy-providences-button-hole-golf-course <p>For the next several weeks, we’ll be bringing you stories of programs that keep kids busy during the summer months, for a series we're calling "Keeping Busy."</p><p>These programs are aimed specifically towards at-risk youth, many of whom don’t safe environments to spend during their summer vacations.&nbsp; This week Rhode Island Public Radio visited Button Hole Golf course in Providence.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:36:26 +0000 John Bender 37161 at http://ripr.org Keeping Busy: Providence's Button Hole Golf Course Providence Journal Sold For $46 Million To NY Based Company http://ripr.org/post/providence-journal-sold-46-million-ny-based-company <p>Rhode Island’s largest newspaper, <em>The Providence Journal</em>, has been sold.&nbsp; The daily paper will soon be owned by the parent company of GateHouse Media.</p><p></p><p></p><p>New Media Investment Group agreed to buy <em>The Providence Journal</em> for $46 million in a deal expected to close later this year. The company already owns dozens of newspapers, including <em>The</em> <em>Cape Cod Times</em>, and <em>The Taunton Gazette</em>. The sale does not include the newspaper’s downtown Providence headquarters.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:52:46 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 37159 at http://ripr.org Providence Journal Sold For $46 Million To NY Based Company RIPTA Passengers Adjust To Relocated Bus Stops http://ripr.org/post/ripta-passengers-adjust-relocated-bus-stops <p></p><p>Passengers on The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's buses are doing their best to adjust to recent relocations of bus stops from Kennedy Plaza to other nearby locations. The relocations went into effect Saturday, July 12th. They are expected to last through the rest of the summer while the renovations are completed. RIPTA says the City of Providence is trying to increase the efficiency of the bus stops and pedestrian walkways while building a large civic space in the plaza.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:46:01 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 36699 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Passengers Adjust To Relocated Bus Stops The Bottom Line: Feroce Moves From Alex + Ani To BENRUS http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-feroce-moves-alex-ani-benrus <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Giovanni Feroce formerly of Alex + Ani and now starting a new lifestyle product line by reviving the BENRUS&nbsp;brand. They discuss the new product line: how it was started, its immediate future and the potential for manufacturing products in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:39:59 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 36595 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Feroce Moves From Alex + Ani To BENRUS Providence Considers Smoking Ban For Public Parks http://ripr.org/post/providence-considers-smoking-ban-public-parks <p>Some smokers say they wouldn't oppose a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in all Providence public parks.&nbsp; The ban would make it illegal to use any form of tobacco in city parks and playgrounds, with a $50 fine for violators.</p><p></p><p>City council president and mayoral candidate Michael Solomon says the primary goal is to reduce children's exposure to tobacco.&nbsp; Cumberland resident Zach Judge, says he's only 18 but has been smoking for 2 years; he thinks the ban makes sense.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:42:22 +0000 Molly Malinowski 36509 at http://ripr.org Providence Considers Smoking Ban For Public Parks Providence Police: Overnight Shooting Could Be Gang-Related http://ripr.org/post/providence-police-overnight-shooting-could-be-gang-related <p>Providence police say they believe Tuesday night’s shooting was targeted. Five people were injured, one seriously during the overnight shooting.</p><p></p><p>Providence Police Major David Lapatin said it’s unclear exactly what happened, but there was a party and people hanging around outside in the Chad Brown neighborhood when shots were fired, possibly from a moving vehicle.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:51:21 +0000 Catherine Welch 36468 at http://ripr.org Declaration Of Independence To Be Displayed In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/declaration-independence-be-displayed-rhode-island <p></p><p>A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence will be on display in Rhode Island tonight at the John Brown House in Providence. The document is what is known as a broadside, which means it was printed to be hung outdoors for the public to see. This is one of five known to exist, and was originally printed in Newport.</p><p>Kirsten Hammerstrom is the director of collections at the Rhode Island Historical Society.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:23:53 +0000 John Bender 36177 at http://ripr.org Declaration Of Independence To Be Displayed In Rhode Island In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens http://ripr.org/post/time-hot-weather-davey-lopes-pool-reopens <p>The Davey Lopes pool reopened in Providence’s Southside today.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Dozens of local officials, city council members, and political candidates were on hand to see the pool reopen after being closed for a year.</p><p>Notably absent was Providence Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras, who defended the pool’s initial closure last summer.</p><p>State Senator Harold Metts of Providence was a critic of the pool closing<strike>,</strike> and was influential in its reopening.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:47:08 +0000 John Bender 36021 at http://ripr.org In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens Davey Lopes Pool To Reopen In Providence http://ripr.org/post/davey-lopes-pool-reopen-providence <p>The Davey Lopes pool in South Providence is set to reopen for the season after extensive repairs. The pool closed last summer despite an outcry from the public.</p><p></p><p>Community leaders in the neighborhood say the pool is vital to keeping the youth of South Providence busy during the summer months.&nbsp; The neighborhood has one of the highest crime rates in the city. Leah Williams Metts, is a local activist who helped spearhead the project.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:18:29 +0000 John Bender 35995 at http://ripr.org Davey Lopes Pool To Reopen In Providence