Doane Hulick, a fine Providence City Hall and federal and state courts reporter for the Providence Journal, has died after a courageous five-year battle against advanced lung cancer. He was 73.
Hulick, a native of North Carolina, was a great story teller both in print and in person. An accomplished sailor, he was married to Providence Journal reporter Tracy Breton, who also teaches journalism at Brown University. Doane and Tracy lived in Cranston’s Edgewood neighborhood.