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7:23 am
Mon November 29, 2010

RI hiker rescued in NH

CONCORD, N.H. – Authorities say a hiker who lost his way descending the Valley Way trail on Mount Madison has been rescued.

Lt. Doug Gralenski of New Hampshire Fish and Game says 51-year-old James Answorth Jr. of Charleston, R.I., was hiking alone Saturday when he lost the trail. He began following the drainage of a brook that parallels the trail and fell into the
brook.

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7:20 am
Mon November 29, 2010

COMMENTARY: What to expect on immigration in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee is sticking to his pledge to rescind Governor Carcieri's executive order cracking down on illegal immigration. This a move fraught with symbolism, but WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay says most Rhode Islanders won't notice any change at all.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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7:12 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Hasbro aims to go green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hasbro is taking steps to be more environmentally friendly. This year, Hasbro cut its waste stream by eliminating plastic bags from its product instructions.


Next year they'll take two more steps towards environmental sustainability by doing away with all wire ties from its packaging and using 75 percent recycled paper.

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7:06 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Central Falls teachers propose oversight committee

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A group of teachers at Central Falls High School is calling for a new committee to oversee the turnaround at what's considered one of the state's lowest performing schools.

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3:10 pm
Fri November 26, 2010

URI researchers work with flexible solar cells

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A University of Rhode Island professor has created solar cells that could someday be placed on highway structures to harvest energy from the sun.


URI environmental engineering professor Wayne Lee leads the group that has created flexible solar cells.


The cells can be wrapped around the top of highway dividers and capture solar energy, said Lee. He floated this idea to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, but they turned him down for now.

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4:51 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

The Wampanoag view of Thanksgiving

Tall Oak is pictured here. Photo by Elisabeth Harrison.

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1:01 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving turkey...Jamaican style

Tina Rowe of Tina's restaurant in Providence is pictured here. Photo by Elisabeth Harrison.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In this month's installment of Rhode Island Artscape we delve into the world of culinary art. On Thanksgiving, what better meal to prepare than turkey? At Tina's restaurant in Providence, chef-owner Tina Rowe is preparing the classic dish with a Jamaican twist. WRNI's Elisabeth visited Rowe's kitchen on Atwells Avenue to learn the recipe.

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9:55 am
Wed November 24, 2010

The Moth Radio Hour

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tune in this Thursday, November 25 at 9PM for a special presentation of The Moth Radio Hour.

Join moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns for this week's presentation when Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk with Me") goes through a breakup on a remote island, two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

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7:52 am
Wed November 24, 2010

Students bake pies for seniors in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pie may be the last item on the Thanksgiving menu but for students at Providence's Technical and Career Academy it's a priority. Students in the high school's Pastry Arts program have been asked by the City of Providence to bake one hundred pies for distribution to needy senior citizens this holiday. WRNI's Simone Landon visited the school's kitchen and filed this report.

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7:48 am
Wed November 24, 2010

Commuter rail service comes soon to T.F. Green

WARWICK, R.I. – Commuter rail service is starting up soon to Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport, linking the transit hub in Warwick with existing stops in Providence and Boston's South Station.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority service will start Monday, Dec. 6. There will be six stops a day, Monday through Friday.

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