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St. Joseph's Day Means Zeppoles For Many In RI

Mar 19, 2014
Kyle Bruggeman / flickr

It's March 19th; St. Joseph's day, and for many Rhode Islanders that means just one thing: time for zeppoles. That's Italian pastry made from circles of dough similar to an eclair, filled with pastry cream, often dusted with powdered sugar and topped with a maraschino cherry.

Micheal Dellagrotta of La Salle bakery in Providence said the entire staff has been working since the early morning hours to make the thousands of pastries they expect to sell Wednesday.

To Curb Flu, Bishop Recommends Changes To Mass

Jan 9, 2014
Catherine Welch / RIPR

One day after the Rhode Island Health Department reported influenza to be widespread in the state, the Catholic diocese of Providence is recommending changes aimed at stemming the spread of the disease.