statue http://ripr.org en Statue Of Revolutionary Thomas Dorr Unveiled At The Statehouse http://ripr.org/post/statue-revolutionary-thomas-dorr-unveiled-statehouse <p>State officials unveiled a lifelike statue Tuesday of one of the most important figures in Rhode Island history.</p><p></p><p>The statue of Thomas Dorr was celebrated during an afternoon ceremony outside the Senate chamber at the Statehouse.</p><p></p><p>State historian Patrick Conley calls Dorr the second most significant figure, after Roger Williams, in Rhode Island history.</p><p></p><p>Dorr led a rebellion in the early 1840s that led to expanded voting rights. Before the so-called Dorr Rebellion, only property owners were able to vote.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:57:27 +0000 Ian Donnis 27376 at http://ripr.org Statue Of Revolutionary Thomas Dorr Unveiled At The Statehouse Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islander-hopes-immortalize-cartoon-dog-providence <p>As you may or may not know, the TV show “Family Guy” killed off the family dog Brian Griffin. Thousands of fans are petitioning online to bring Brian back.</p><p>But one Providence resident is hoping to do more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>"Let’s strike while the iron is hot, and get a really dope statue in the city of Providence," said David Rocha in his online plea to get a statue in Providence. &nbsp;</p><p>That really dope statue he wants is of everyone’s favorite sarcastic martini swilling cartoon dog, Brian Griffin.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:27:33 +0000 John Bender 25682 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence