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UPDATE: Here’s How to Apply for RI’s New Free College Initiative

Step-by-step guidelines on how to score two years of free college through Rhode Island Promise.

When Governor Gina Raimondo proposed Rhode Island Promise, a $30 million scholarship program offering two years of free in-state tuition to Rhode Island students, we all felt a lot of emotions around here. Some of us were jealous. (Admit it.) Some of us were psyched for the kids. Some of us couldn’t get past the sticker shock. But then, news…

Cleverhood Launches Cleverpup Raingear for Dogs

From the makers of Cleverhood high-performance rain capes for humans, there’s now Cleverpup raingear for canines.

Both lines are made eighteen miles down the road in Fall River, Massachusetts, while the headquarters for the company is located on the West Side of Providence. Cleverhood is a pooch-loving business with six dogs between three employees.

Top 25 Tweets from the Lady Project Summit

Inspiring lessons we learned and fun moments we saw on social media while following along during the Lady Project Summit.

Elana Gross, Lily Herman, Nisha Chittal and Rhonesha Byng on the Lady Project Summit Media Panel.This week, lots of women are still nursing Lady Project Summit hangovers. Not from drinking too much wine, but from soaking up an incredible amount of career and lifestyle advice, helpful tips and inspirational speeches from the daylong event. Last Saturday, more than 300 women…

3 Ways to Honor International Women’s Day

Here are a few women-centered local events where you can show your support today, later this month and in April, too.

Today is International Women’s Day and we can think of no better way to honor women than to continue supporting them not just on one single day, but every day. Today, special events across the world appreciate the great work women are doing to improve our society. Here are a few women-centered local events where you can show your support…

The Dish: Q-and-A with Providence Brewing Company

Brewer Efren Hidalgo is bringing back Rhode Island's oldest recorded brewery as well as the Urbn Brewdega brewing supply.

Welcome the return of Providence’s oldest recorded brewing company in the heart of North Providence by mid- to late-spring. The handcrafted small batch beers by owner Efren Hidalgo include the Habana Loco, an experimental New England-style double IPA, and other beer varieties that pay tribute to the Providence Brewery’s 1817 roots. Hidalgo also plans to launch the Urbn Brewdega on…

The Dish: Sons of Liberty Has Always Brewed Beer

The renowned South Kingstown distillery embraces its beer roots while making whiskey. Try its beers on Friday at a release party.

People look at Mike Reppucci as if he’s crazy. They can’t fathom how or why the founder of Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. began brewing beer while operating a full-scale whiskey distillery. It just doesn’t make sense. Actually, as Reppucci says, it makes perfect sense. The correlation is abundantly clear: Whiskey is a beer that has been distilled. It’s a…