M. Charles Bakst 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 Scott MacKay Commentary: Brown University Celebrates 250 Years http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-brown-university-celebrates-250-years <p>Beginning this week, Brown University celebrates its 250<sup>th</sup> birthday.. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay kicks off our week long Brown series and ponders the college’s role in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p>Brown is perched atop the tallest of the seven hills on which Providence was built. For its first two centuries the university reflected this lofty status on its College Hill cloister. It was an all-male institution that launched the well-born, Yankee elite to the upper reaches of banking, medicine, law and the Central Intelligence Agency.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:45:02 +0000 Scott MacKay 29813 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Brown University Celebrates 250 Years Scott MacKay Commentary: Providence Journal, We Knew Ye Well http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-providence-journal-we-knew-ye-well <p>For nearly two centuries, the Providence Journal has been Rhode Island’s most important news organization. Now that it is up for sale, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay brings us the ProJo’s &nbsp;storied &nbsp;past and uncertain future.</p><p></p><p></p><p>When the first edition of the Providence Journal &nbsp;was printed in 1829, it was a four-page broadsheet hand pressed into paper fashioned from recycled linen rags.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:34:08 +0000 Scott MacKay 25899 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Providence Journal, We Knew Ye Well