Ellen Liberman

Ocean State Panhandlers

As officials squabble over the root cause of panhandling, local men and women sign-fly for cash on the streets.

Some panhandlers stand stock-still, staring into the distance. Darryl Brooks dances.

An Ocean State of Trash

Can we protect Rhode Island's greatest natural resource from marine debris?

The earth’s lifeblood is under assault from marine debris — a broad term encompassing anything in the water that shouldn’t be, from a cigarette butt to a fiberglass cigarette boat.