On a Lighter Note…

Anchor Rising Readers Poll: Favorite Local Electronic Media News Team

By Marc Comtois | June 21, 2012 |

NB: THIS POLL CLOSED 6/26/2012 The third question in our Readers Poll deals with favorite Local Electronic Media News Team.* The requirements for being put on this list were: 1) Had to Rhode Island based; 2) Had to provide local news coverage w/actual in-the-field reporters.** 3) Had to be non-partisan (so no RIFuture or Ocean…

Anchor Rising Readers Poll: Favorite Political Roundtable Show

By Marc Comtois | June 20, 2012 |

NB: THIS POLL CLOSED 6/26/2012 The second question in our Readers Poll deals with favorite Political Roundtable Show* (TV & Radio). The requirements for being put on this list were: 1) Had to be a show based in Rhode Island (so no Boston-based shows); 2) Had to focus primarily on news and political analysis with…

Anchor Rising Readers Poll: Favorite Radio Political Talk Show

By Marc Comtois | June 19, 2012 |

NB: THIS POLL CLOSED 6/26/2012 This is the first in a series of polls that I’m putting together this week to find out who our readers turn to for their news and political analysis in the Mainstream Media (that means no bloggers or website-based organizations

Miss USA

By Marc Comtois | June 3, 2012 |

Congratulations to Cranston’s Olivia Culpo, Miss Rhode Island is now Miss USA!

Re: Dime Ain’t Worth A Dime

By Patrick Laverty | March 31, 2012 |

I certainly didn’t think the post about the cost of creating and distributing coins would create such a stir. But that’s great, comment away. In related news, Canada has decided to stop production of their penny. In an effort to cut costs, the Canadian government released its 2012 budget Thursday without any money designated to…

A Dime Ain’t Worth a Dime Anymore

By Patrick Laverty | March 28, 2012 |

Well, actually a dime wasn’t ever really worth a dime, it’s worth less than ten cents. However, the cost to produce a penny and a nickel has more than doubled its own face value. The cost of making pennies and nickels are about twice the face value of the coins–2.4 cents for a penny and…

Bovine Burglary

By Patrick Laverty | March 19, 2012 |

Ok, maybe this isn’t a lighter note to the owner of the cows, or maybe even to the cows themselves I would suppose, but I’m guessing when you heard of stolen cows, you had the same response. How the heck do you steal cows? It’s not like you can just slip one inside your coat,…

Tassoni: Pets Need Court Advocates

By Monique Chartier | March 10, 2012 |

H’mmm, do you suppose if we could get taxpayers reclassified as pets, Senator Tassoni would be a little more concerned about our welfare …? A Rhode Island lawmaker says it’s unfair that pets and other animals don’t get a voice in court when their welfare is at stake. State Sen. John Tassoni has written legislation…

Hinckley Welcomes Our V.P. “Road” Scholar

By Monique Chartier | February 23, 2012 |

Having presumably raked in a campaign haul for Rhode Island’s junior senator (which will be especially welcome in view of the senator’s latest approval numbers), Vice President Joe Biden has come and gone from Road Rhode Island. A couple of hours before his arrival, however, senatorial candidate Barry Hinckley released this … er, “public service”…

Economic Magnetism? Providence Has The Single Ladies

By Marc Comtois | February 10, 2012 |

Maybe those of us trying to convince our politicians to attract business and people to our state are taking the wrong tack. Instead of using fiscal-centric arguments, how about this: According to Men’sHealth, Providence is the 25th best city to find the SINGLE LADIES. The best city in New England? #2 overall Portland, Maine (ahem,…