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A Fourth Snowstorm In March? Enough Already!

The fourth nor'easter of the month is heading our way and ready to affect your commute on Wednesday. A winter storm watch is in effect for Rhode Island, most of Massachusetts, and northern Connecticut beginning Wednesday morning until Thursday morning.

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New England Colleges Try A Not-So-Quick Fix To Stop Rash Of Hate Crimes

Groups tracking hate crimes said there's a marked increase in the number of racist slurs and white supremacist group activity found scrawled on college campuses around the country and in New England.

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Scott Indermaur

So many moments in life call for courage and grit. Managing a bad medical diagnosis. Absorbing the unexpected news that you’ve just been laid off from the job you've loved for years. Having your romantic fantasies dashed by the startling text message informing you that your partner has decided it's best to part ways. These are the moments that require us to dig deep – real deep – to find that inner strength we hope we have. And these are the sorts of moments that mean so much to Lori Ayotte.  

Lori Ayotte teaches World Literature at Sharon High School in Massachusetts. 

Adam Frenier / NEPR

The Berkshire Museum's proposal to sell part of its art collection will go before a single justice of the Massachusetts high court Tuesday.

The Supreme Judicial Court is holding a hearing to look at a deal reached in February between the museum and state attorney general's office.

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President Donald Trump did not make any specific announcement of new funding to fight the opioid epidemic during a speech Monday in New Hampshire.

RI & CT Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana As Deadline Looms

Mar 19, 2018
Jeff Chiu / AP

The legal retail of marijuana in Massachusetts begins July 1. That’s prompted Rhode Island and Connecticut lawmakers to once again consider legislation to regulate the sale of recreational marijuana. Similar legislation failed in both states last year.

President Trump will visit New England Monday, with a stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is expected to announce a new plan to battle the nationwide opioid crisis.

Lorne Matalon / VPR

While Vermont is by far the highest producing maple syrup state in the United States, 70 percent of the world's maple syrup is made in Québec.

Jeff Hall / Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Alfred Hawkes, a prominent environmentalist in Rhode Island who has been described as the "environmental conscience of Rhode Island for decades," passed away Thursday at the age of 90. 

We're closing in on the start of the baseball season, although you might not know it from the weather. Plus, the political cauldron continues to boil in the Biggest Little. So thanks for stopping by. Your comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go. 

Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

It’s well past time for the Statehouse scofflaws –Governor Gina Raimondo’s administration and the General Leadership—to be held accountable for the latest embarrassment.


The Rhode Island economy is sure to be a crucial topic in the state’s 2018 political campaigns.


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