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Photo: A day for international diversity at J&W
Journal photo / Kathy Borchers
A parade of flags symbolized international diversity today at the downtown campus of Johnson & Wales University, where a festival at the Pepsi Forum was held. Students from Chester Barrows Elementary School in Cranston were invited to join J&W students in the celebration, after months of working on a diversity project. Holding a flag in front is Tatiana Khisamudinova, from Russia, who now lives in Providence.
Posted by Andrea Panciera at 7:03 PM
Tonight: Jazz at URI and rock at AS220
Jazz is on tap at the University of Rhode Island tonight, while in Providence there's rock.
The Afro-Cuban Ensemble directed by Eric Platz and URI Jazz Prototype, Version 2.0, directed by Jared Sims, play jazz at the University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd. (off Route 138), Kingston. 874-2431. 7:30 p.m. $8; $2 students.
Musee Mechanique, Alec K. Redfearn and Hannes Buder play rock at AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence. 831-9327. 10 p.m. $6. All ages.
The Mike Tanaka Trio and Friends have a jazz jam at The Blackstone, Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. 726-2181. 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover.
For more of what's playing, check the Journal's club calendar.
Posted by Mike McKinney at 6:54 PM
New PC coach: 'We can do something special here'
Journal photo / Ruben W. Perez
New basketball coach Keno Davis is greeted late this afternoon by the students and players in Alumni Hall on the PC campus to announce his hiring.
PROVIDENCE -- Keno Davis, introduced today as Providence College's new men's basketball coach, said at a news conference that the team "is at a tipping point where we can do something special here."
With as many as 300 people, including cheerleaders and a band, attending the 5 p.m. announcement in Alumni Hall, Davis expressed thanks to Drake University, where he has been coach this season and assistant coach for four prior seasons.
"They did everything they could and more to try to keep me there," Davis said. "It was a tough decision."
But he said the lure of playing in the Big East and one of the biggest conferences in the country drew him to Providence College.
Davis, 36, won the Associated Press' National Coach of the Year award at the Final Four last week after leading Drake to a 28-5 record in his first season as head coach. Davis arrived in Providence on Monday and discussed particulars of the job into the night with athletic director Bob Driscoll. A contract was apparently agreed upon this morning.
The question of who would replace former PC coach Tim Welsh had been hovering over the program for a month. The Friars thought they had a new coach twice before in this laborious process and were ultimately turned down, first by George Mason’s Jim Larranaga and then by UMass’ Travis Ford.
-- With reports from Journal sports writers Paul Kenyon and Kevin McNamara
Davis is the son of Dr. Tom Davis, who was the head coach at Boston College from 1977-82. Keno was born in 1972 and raised as a BC fan before his dad left to take a job at Stanford and then moved on to Iowa and then Drake from 2003-07 where he was joined by his son, Keno.
Bob Driscoll, Providence College's athletic director, said at the news conference: "This is a great day to be a Friar."
Driscoll introduced the coach and the coach's wife, Krista. Driscoll said the good news is Davis spent part of his childhood in Boston and his father coached ar Boston College -- and that the new coach is a Red Sox fan. (His wife is a Cardinals fan).
Father Brian Shanley, Providence College's president, was involved in the search for the new coach. "Keno is an answer to prayer. I really believe that," Shanley said.
Shanley noted that Keno has gotten several coaching awards.
"To get the consensus national coach of the year to come to Providence College, is a great treat for us," Shanley said.
The Drake University Bulldogs were picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Missouri Valley Conference but blossomed into the most surprising team in the nation on the way to a conference title with a 15-3 record. At one point, Drake won 21 games in a row.
Drake advanced to the NCAA's for the first time since 1971. The Bulldogs lost to Western Kentucky in the first round on a last-second 3-point shot in overtime.
Keno Davis was previously an assistant coach at Drake from 2003–2007, Southeast Missouri State 1997–2003, Southern Indiana 1995–1997, as well as an undergraduate assistant coach at Iowa from 1991–1995. He and his wife Krista, whom he married in 2005, have a son, Brady, who was born in November 2007.
Read more about the new coach in the school's news release.
Posted by Mike McKinney at 6:24 PM
Providence man dies after being pinned under truck
PROVIDENCE -- A man died today after he was crushed by a truck when the jack being used to prop it up slipped, public safety officials said.
“There were two guys working on a pickup truck and somehow there was a mishap and the truck fell on the chest of one of the men,” said Fire Department Acting Battalion Chief David Soscia.
The police identified the victim as Jairo Rivas, 43, of 30 Lucy St. The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. in the driveway of a house at 73 Salina St., at the corner of Berkshire Street in the Wanskuck neighborhood.
Soscia said that when emergency services workers arrived at the scene, the truck had been propped up again. Rivas was pulled out from beneath the truck and placed on a backboard, and a neck collar was attached to him. Medical technicians performed CPR because he was not breathing, Soscia said.
In the rescue truck, he said, the technicians were able to restore a tentative heartbeat but were unable to sustain it. A faltering heartbeat was restored again at Rhode Island Hospital, but then Rivas was pronounced dead, according to Soscia.
The police said that the full-sized pickup somehow moved forward on the jack and then fell off and pinned Rivas. A witness, Alex Recinos, of 73 Salina, told the police that he saw the driveshaft of the truck resting on Rivas’s chest, that he yelled for help, and that with the assistance of two neighbors, he was able to get the truck jacked up again.
-- Journal staff writer Gregory Smith
Posted by Mike McKinney at 5:57 PM
R.I.'s senators honor Cambodia's Dith Pran
Rhode Island's senators today introduced a resolution in honor of Dith Pran, who in the 1970s worked with New York Times reporter Sydney H. Schanberg to cover the war that spilled into Cambodia and who then spent years under Pol Pot's ensuing brutal Khmer Rouge regime before escaping.
Dith, who came to live in the United States and became a voice for never forgetting the tragedy in Cambodia, died of cancer on March 30. He had become a photojournalist for The New York Times in this country.
Schanberg won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for the Cambodia coverage. Schanberg's 1980 New York Times Magazine article, "The Death and Life of Dith Pran" was the basis for "The Killing Fields," the 1984 Academy Award-winning film.
In a news release, Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed note that Rhode Island's Cambodian community is celebrating the Cambodian New Year as the resolution is introduced.
"Dith Pran was a witness to, and a fierce critic of, the greatest atrocities men have inflicted upon their fellow men,” Whitehouse said in the statement. “His willingness to share his story brought light to dark places, and hope to millions.”
Reed stated: “Dith Pran devoted his life to exposing the horrors he experienced during the Cambodian genocide,” and added, "He gave a voice to the 2 million men, women, and children who were killed by the Khmer Rouge. By sharing their stories and his own experiences, Mr. Dith’s work as an advocate for human rights will continue to have an impact for generations to come.”
Extra: Read about Rhode Island Cambodians recalling Dith Pran following his death.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
Posted by Mike McKinney at 5:46 PM
Mobster Marrapese won't be getting out tomorrow
Jailed mobster Frank L. "Bobo’’ Marrapese Jr. won’t be getting out of prison as planned tomorrow.
Apparently so much media attention has been given to his expected place of work, Anthony’s Restaurant, that the Johnston eatery has had second thoughts about employing him, said state corrections spokeswoman Tracey Poole.
Marrapese, now 65, was expected to be paroled from the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston for the first time in 25 years. The convicted killer was to spend tomorrow morning getting processed and fitted for an electronic monitoring bracelet on his ankle before rejoining society.
"What this means is he has to get a job placement planned approved [by the Parole Board] before he gets released,’’ said Poole.
One of the conditions of parole is that inmates must have an approved job plan before they are released.
-- Journal staff writer Tom Mooney
Posted by Mike McKinney at 4:41 PM
Scorsese to give 'master class' at Brown's Ivy film fest
PROVIDENCE -- Legendary director Martin Scorsese, the force behind such films as "Taxi Driver," which forever made the question "You talkin' to me?" ominously iconic, "Raging Bull" and the more recent "The Departed," is slated to speak at Brown University on Saturday.
Scorsese, who emerged on the gritty 1970s film scene, will appear as part of the Ivy Film Festival, the university said today. He'll give what film fest organizers call a "master class" in Salomon 101 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Faunce Box Office starting at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
His documentary on the Rolling Stones, "Shine a Light," is in IMAX and other theaters now.
The university said it is scheduled to be shown at the Avon Theater, on Providence's East Side, at noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Passes, which admit two people, are required and can be picked up at the Faunce Box Office tomorrow and Friday or at the festival's table on the green on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Saturday, 30 student films will be screened at the seventh annual Ivy Film Festival, along with several professional films presented by their directors. All are free and open to the public -- no advance tickets required.
The festival's awards ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, with keynote speaker Tom Rothman, co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Winning films will be screened on Sunday.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
"Shine a Light" is not Scorsese's first foray into rock and roll on camera. During the 1970s, he also filmed an acclaimed documentary on the farewell concert of The Band -- many of whose members previously played behind Bob Dylan -- called "The Last Waltz." Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell and others performed with The Band at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, a venue that hosted legends-in -the-making in the 1960s but would close by the end of the '70s.
"Taxi Driver" centered on Travis Bickle, a portrait of a driver who eventually carries out violence. In the film were Robert DeNiro, the driver who uttered the now famous question before killing a pimp, and Jodie Foster, who played a young prostitute.
"Raging Bull" portrayed boxer Jake LaMotta. "The Departed," which came out in 2006, starred Jack Nicholson as a gangster who had an informant in the Boston Police Department, which, in turn, had an informant among Nicholson's cadre of tough guys.
Posted by Mike McKinney at 4:06 PM
Update: Man, 19, wounded in Providence shooting
Journal photo/Bill Murphy
Providence Police at the scene of a shooting this morning where about a dozen shell casings were found. Both the victim and shooter were gone by the time police arrived.
Journal photo / Bill Murphy
An evidence marker is placed near a shell casing at the scene.
PROVIDENCE -- The man shot and wounded this morning on Harvard Avenue has been identified as 19-year-old Donald Young of Providence, according to police reports.
Young, of 23 Robin St., was shot once in the right thigh, a non-life threatening injury, according to police, and taken by a relative to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He also scraped his hand when he fell running from the scene.
Police said they received a call at about 10:30 a.m. from someone reporting gunshots at 39-41 Harvard Ave.
About a dozen shell casings were found in the street outside the building, a duplex with a historical plaque that reads "William Halton House." There are also bullet holes in the building's ground floor window.
Maj. Paul C. Fitzgerald said this morning that police believe the shooter left in a Ford Explorer. Witnesses said they saw the person who was shot leave in a car. Fitzgerald said no victim or suspect was at the scene, but a male with gunshot wounds was located by police at the hospital.
-- projo.com staff writers Michael P. McKinney and Brandie M. Jefferson, with reports from Journal staff writer Gregory Smith
Posted by Mike McKinney at 3:46 PM
DOT gets out the broom tonight on metro area highways
It's spring cleaning time for the state Department of Transportation.
Tonight, the DOT will sweep sand leftover from winter storm operations from highways in the Providence metropolitan area, between 9 o'clock and 7 a.m.
Motorists on I-95, I-195, Route 6 and Route 146 may encounter a moving operation of road sweepers and accompanying vehicles, the DOT says. Various lanes and exit ramps may be closed briefly as the moving operation passes.
DOT urges drivers to slow down and take care if they encounter sweepers.
The limits of the sweeping operations are:
- I-95 North and South from Exit 11 (I-295) in Warwick to the Massachusetts state line.
- I-195 East and West from I-95 to the Massachusetts state line.
- Route 6 East and West from I-95 to I-295.
- Route 146 North and South from I-95 to Route 116 exit (Ashton, Albion) in Lincoln.
DOT will also provide information on sweeping operations on its Web site, at www.tmc.state.ri.us/traveladvisories.asp, on electronic message boards, the Highway Advisory Radio system (1630 AM) and 511.
Posted by Andrea Panciera at 3:34 PM
Patriots' 2008 regular-season schedule unveiled
The National Football League has just unveiled the full schedule for the 2008 season. Click here to view the full schedule. The New England Patriots will begin their 2008 season with a home game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Pats will play one Monday night game -- at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 20 against the Denver Broncos -- as well as three Sunday night games, all on the road: at San Diego on Oclt. 12, at Indianapolis on Nov. 2 and at Seattle on Dec. 7. Additionally, the Patriots will host the Jets for a Thursday night prime-time game on Nov. 13.
Here's the full schedule for the Pats:
Sept. 7: Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Sept. 14: at New York Jets, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21: Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Sept. 28: Bye
Oct. 5: at San Francisco 49ers, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 12: at San Diego Chargers, 8:15 p.m.
Oct. 20: Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 26: St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m.
Nov. 2: at Indianapolis Colts, 8:15 p.m.
Nov. 9: Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Nov. 13: New York Jets, 8:15 p.m.
Nov. 23: at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Nov. 30: Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:15 p.m.
Dec. 7: at Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m.
Dec. 14: at Oakland Raiders, 4:15 p.m.
Dec. 21: Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m.
Dec. 28: at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 2:08 PM
Alert: Drake's Davis is PC's new coach
Providence College has just confirmed that it will hire Drake University coach Keno Davis has its next basketball coach.
The question of who would replace Tim Welsh had hovered over the program for a month now. The Friars thought they had a new coach twice before in this laborious process and were ultimately turned down, first by George Mason’s Jim Larranaga and then by UMass’ Travis Ford.
Davis will be introduced at a news conference at 5 p.m. today at PC's Alumni Hall. Fans and friends of the program are encouraged to attend the new coach's introduction.
Davis, 36, won the Associated Press' National Coach of the Year award at the Final Four last week after leading Drake to a 28-5 record in his first season as head coach.
Davis arrived in Providence on Monday and discussed particulars of the job into the night with athletic director Bob Driscoll. A contract was apparently agreed upon this morning.
Davis is the son of Dr. Tom Davis who was the head coach at Boston College from 1977-82. Davis was born in 1972 and raised as a BC fan before his dad left to take a job at Stanford and then moved on to Iowa and then Drake from 2003-07 where he was joined by his son, Keno.
-- Journal sportswriter Kevin McNamara
The Bulldogs were picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Missouri Valley Conference but blossomed into the most surprising team in the nation on the way to a conference title with a 15-3 record. At one point, Drake won 21 games in a row.
Drake advanced to the NCAA's for the first time since 1971. The Bulldogs lost to Western Kentucky in the first round on a last-second 3-point shot in overtime.
Keno Davis was previously an assistant coach at Drake from 2003–2007, Southeast Missouri State 1997–2003, Southern Indiana 1995–1997, as well as an undergraduate assistant coach at Iowa from 1991–1995. He currently lives with his wife Krista, whom he married in 2005. They have a son, Brady, who was born in November 2007.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 12:54 PM
DOT holds construction opener at Washington Bridge
Journal photo / Andrew Dickerman
Standing near the Washington Bridge, DOT Deputy Chief Engineer of Construction Operations Frank Corrao provides details of road construction projects for the coming year.
PROVIDENCE -- State transportation officials today launched their construction season, identifying projects ranging from replacing the Washington Bridge connecting Providence and East Providence to a bridge replacement in Tiverton.
“Today, we are pleased to hold our construction season opener,” Michael P. Lewis, the DOT's new director, said in a statement. “Although I won’t be throwing out a first pitch, I will be pitching a message of safety.”
Lewis asked motorists to be aware of construction workers, and pay attention to signs, cones and work zones.
* Replacing the Washington Bridge, which carries Route 195 east over the Seekonk River between Providence and East Providence. It is slated to be finished by year's end.
* More work on the Route 195 interchange relocation, known as the Iway: Opening the new Fox Point pedestrian bridge and opening a new ramp to carry Route 195 east into India Point Park. It should be finished this year.
* Replacing the Main Road Bridge in Tiverton, which the DOT said is under way. It is targeted to be finished this summer and precedes the Sakonnet River Bridge replacement.
* Relocation of Route 403 in North Kingstown and East Greenwich is continuing with several bridge projects. Parts of the project should finish in the summer and fall, while other parts will wrap up in summer 2009.
Several other projects in the state, from Warwick to Block Island, will be under way as well, the DOT said.
Take a look at construction projects, and their status, on the DOT's Web site.
-- projo.com staff writers Michael P. McKinney and Brandie M. Jefferson
Posted by Mike McKinney at 12:09 PM
Body found in Blackstone ID'd as Woonsocket woman
CUMBERLAND -- The woman's body recovered from the Blackstone River in Saturday was identified as that of Diane Derosier, 50, of Woonsocket, the state Office of the Medical Examiners confirmed.
Derosier, who was unemployed and living with friends at 119 Chester St., was reported missing on Feb. 21, according to Woonsocket police.
The medical examiners' office completed an autopsy on the body yesterday, but said that it was not releasing the findings because officials had been unable to reach her family. A cause of death is pending further tests, according to Health Department spokeswoman Helen Drew.
Rescue personnel from Cumberland and Lincoln recovered the woman’s body from the river near the Route 295 overpass after a jogger on the bike path along the Blackstone River noticed it floating downriver at around 3:30 p.m.
They found the body about 15 feet offshore in water about 15 to 20 feet deep, not far from The River Lofts at Ashton Mill on Front Street, police said.
Cumberland Police Chief John Desmarais said over the weekend that the woman was found wearing a long-sleeve black shirt, blue jeans and work boots. There were no apparent signs of trauma, Desmarais added.
-- Journal staff writer Philip Marcelo
Posted by Mike McKinney at 11:49 AM
Money to help female prisoners reenter society
The state’s Department of Corrections is getting help from the federal government to help women who have been incarcerated reenter society.
The money –– more than $134,000 –– will go to the DOC’s Prisoner Reentry Initiative to help women find and keep jobs, and to provide them with other work- and life-coaching services.
“Once inmates serve their sentences and reenter society, it’s important that they be able to contribute to their communities and begin to rebuild their lives positively and productively,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said in a statement.
Whitehouse and Sen. Jack Reed worked on the Second Chance Act in March, which the president signed into law earlier this month. The law is aimed at helping corrections departments coordinate reentry services for former inmates.
“Every year, hundreds of women are released from Rhode Island’s prison system,” Reed said in a statement. “Helping these women develop the skills they need to find steady jobs, regain their self-respect and reconnect with their families gives them the opportunity to successfully transition back into society.”
The Second Chance Act gives the federal government authority to award grants worth up to $500,000 for state, local and tribal re-entry courts and to provide former inmates with social service assistance.
“Finding employment is often the most critical factor in the ability to break the cycle and avoid the downward cycle that brought them to prison in the first place,” A. T. Wall, DOT director, said in a statement.
“Coming on the heels of the Second Chance Act, this grant will enable us to augment the important work we have already begun.”
Posted by Brandie Jefferson at 11:00 AM
Brown hockey player pleads guilty to video voyeurism
Harrison "Harry" Zolnierczyk, a forward with the Brown University hockey team, has pleaded guilty to charges that he secretly made a sex tape, according to a story in The Vancouver Sun. Canadian prosecutors said the surreptitiously recorded video involved an underage girl, and was posted on YouTube.
Zolnierczyk is pleading guilty to secretly recording sexual activity and making available voyeuristic recordings. The "video voyeurism" charges are new in Canada, according to the newspaper story, and there is a lack of sentencing precedent. Prosecutor Gordon Baines told the newspaper that the sentence for Zolniercyzk could be "anywhere from discharge to six months in jail and three years probation."
Prosecutors agreed to stay more serious charges of producing and distributing child pornography, charges which would have carried a minimum jail sentence.
Posted by Peter Phipps at 9:19 AM
Photo: Morning fire on Prairie Avenue in Providence
Journal Photo/Bill Murphy
Providence firefighter Lt. Jim Nunes leads Dorothy Johnson out of her home as crews battle a fire at Johnson's home at 310 Prairie Ave. this morning.
Posted by Brandie Jefferson at 9:12 AM
Baroness appeals her loss in Nazi-era art claim
PROVIDENCE — A German baroness living in Providence is appealing a court decision forcing her to give a portrait auctioned by the Nazis to the estate of a late Jewish art dealer.
An attorney for Maria-Luise Bissonnette filed the arguments Monday with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.
Among other points, Bissonnette’s attorney says the estate of Max Stern may have waited too long before seeking the return of the oil painting “Girl from the Sabine Mountains.”
Germany’s Nazi government forced Stern to liquidate his family’s Dusseldorf art gallery in 1937 because Stern was Jewish. Bissonnette’s stepfather, a low-ranking Nazi, bought the painting at auction.
Stern’s estate located the painting when Bissonnette tried to auction it three years ago. It won the lawsuit in December.
-- The Associated Press
Posted by Brandie Jefferson at 9:04 AM
Friends, family of R.I. man killed at Va. Tech release CD
LINCOLN — Family and friends of a student from Rhode Island who was killed in last year’s Virginia Tech shootings have released an album of his original music.
A student gunman killed 32 people, including Lincoln native Daniel O’Neil, before shooting himself.
O’Neil attended Virginia Tech as an engineering graduate student.
The CD, titled “Resident Hippy,” is available online starting Wednesday -- the one-year anniversary of the shooting. It costs $10, plus shipping and handling.
It includes songs O’Neil, a self-taught musician, recorded as an undergraduate at Lafayette College and at Virginia Tech.
Meanwhile, a memorial fund in O’Neil’s honor is raising money for college scholarships for graduating seniors of Lincoln High School.
-- The Associated Press
Posted by Brandie Jefferson at 7:32 AM
Reporter's query: looking for college rejection stories
Are you a high school senior or a parent of one who has received depressingly thin envelopes from colleges this spring, containing rejection letters, not the acceptance letters you'd hoped for?
We want to hear from you. Due to a population surge this year, many colleges accepted fewer applicants than in previous years, leaving a lot of stressed out and sad high school seniors.
Please e-mail or call Jennifer D. Jordan to share you college rejection (and acceptance!) stories: email@example.com; (401) 277-7254
Posted by Brandie Jefferson at 7:24 AM
Clear, cool, headed toward the warmer side of spring
Today's looking a little nicer than yesterday, but not as nice as tomorrow.
We're almost at average temperatures, too, with the National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature near 57 degrees and north winds becoming east at 7 to 10 mph. The average for today is 58 degrees.
Skies should remain clear tonight, with a low temperature at about 31 degrees and calm south winds.
Tomorrow we'll break 60 with southwest winds between 3 and 10 mph.
For weather updates throughout the day, see projo.com's weather page.
Posted by Brandie Jefferson at 7:01 AM
The Pope's visit is today's front-page centerpiece
Stories on the Pope's visit and the new Bradley hospital lead today's Journal.
Posted by Peter Phipps at 6:40 AM
Ben, a real Renaissance man, is visiting Renaissance City
Say your high schooler is interested in physics and literature and doesn’t think she can study both –– and your middle schooler isn’t interested in either.
There may be a chance to get them both excited.
This week, school vacation for most Rhode Island students, they can learn about a man who did it all –– math, physics, chemistry, languages, literature, nation founding –– and did it well, having fun and helping others as he went.
“Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” kicked off at the Providence Public Library yesterday, and the traveling exhibition will be in town through late May.
Included in the exhibit are some of Franklin’s original documents and maps, and paintings and drawings of his life.
A series of events is also planned for the length of the exhibit, see them all online. Of particular interest to kids may be Saturday’s Imaginative Inventions Workshop, where parents and their kids are invited to make something new out of recycled materials. The workshop is free, but registration is required.
The exhibit is sponsored by National Grid, the Rhode Island Freemasons and WJAR-10 with national support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.
-- projo.com staff writer Brandie M. Jefferson
Posted by Brandie Jefferson at 6:30 AM