Politics

RI Penmaker Fills an Order for Trump’s Next Big Signing Spree

"He absolutely, positively, had to have them by Friday."

President Donald Trump needs more pens. According to a story by the Associated Press, Trump recently requested 350 new “Century II” model pens from Providence-based penmaker A.T. Cross. The president coasted through the first 150-pen order, passing them out as souvenirs to guests during executive order signing ceremonies. Andy Boss, who manages business gift sales for Cross, told the AP,…

Leadership Rhode Island Launches Dear President Trump

A book of letters written by Leadership Rhode Island alumni offers advice for our current President about resolving conflict.

If you could deliver a letter directly to President Donald J. Trump, what would it say? Leadership Rhode Island is trying to do just that, except it involves a much bigger project, including a compilation of correspondence written by Rhode Island leaders before they knew who would be in office. They wrote to the office, not the person. The letters…

Double-check Your Polling Station

Make sure you know where to vote for tomorrow's Rhode Island presidential primary, as many polling stations will be closed.

Tomorrow is voting day in Rhode Island for the presidential primary. It’s very important to double-check your polling station, because it may not be your usual spot. The R.I. Board of Elections is only planning to open 144 of Rhode Island’s 419 polling places for the April 26 primary, meaning those who do not check their location in advance may…

Press Briefing with the Governors

We caught up with Governor Gina Raimondo and Governor for a Day Sophia Miranda, an eleven-year-old from Lincoln who won the second-annual essay contest for girls.

Rhode Island Monthly: It’s great to speak with you both, Governors. Governor Miranda, how’s your day going? Governor Sophia Miranda: It’s going really good and I just love all the things we’ve been doing. We went for a christening and we went to a school for adult languages and it has been amazing. I’ve never seen anything like this in…

Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer Slogan Lukewarm

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced the state’s new integrated tourism and business-attraction campaign.

Yesterday evening, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced the state’s new integrated tourism and business-attraction campaign through a press release sent through Havas PR. According to the release, "the campaign, 'Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer' aligns the state’s best resources — its unparalleled quality of life, tourism appeal and business-friendly environment — to drive economic…

Top 25 Tweets From the Lady Project Summit

Here are some of the most inspiring lessons we learned and fun moments we saw on social media while following along during the Lady Project Summit.

Last Saturday, 300 women from across the country convened for the Lady Project Summit in Providence at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The day included keynote speakers Ann Shoket (former editor-in-chief of Seventeen), Ruma Bose (President of Chobani Ventures and Chobani Foundation), and Elaine Pouliot (a world-renowned keynote speaker, image consultant and entrepreneur). There were dozens of workshops and panels throughout the…

Free Poetry for Veterans

Providence’s Frequency Writers hosts a free, six-week poetry workshop for veterans of war.

A while back, poet Tina Cane read a short story composed almost entirely of undefined military acronyms. Never having served before, Cane felt alienated as a reader. But there was something powerful about it, too. “Every niche has its own shared vocabulary,” she says. For the first time ever, Cane and Providence-based Frequency Writers will encourage veterans across generations to…

4 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Participate in these events and activities happening in Rhode Island that will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.

A Celebration of MLK Jr. at Providence Children’s Museum Venture to the Providence Children’s Museum on Monday and you’ll encounter Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy and many other Civil Rights activists. Guest actors Rochel Coleman (who also wrote and now directs the show), Jackie Davis and Rafini will take on the roles of these important people in the show “M.L.K: Amazing…

10 Funniest Tweets About Chafee From Democratic Debate

We rounded up some of the funniest tweets from last night, so you don't have to.

Last night, we watched five Democrats running for President debate for the first time. Rhode Islanders tuned in to see how former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee would perform under pressure in the national spotlight. Chafee left office with low approval ratings and may be be a long-shot candidate, but we kept our eyes glued to the television and later…