Sleep Overs

A guest cottage—removed, but close enough for breakfast, and with all the amenities—keeps everybody happy. And when the guests depart, there it is, this charming, versatile retreat waiting for you to use as a studio, an office or simply a hideout.

The Big Squeeze

More than 1,600 houses are in foreclosure in Rhode Island, threatening to send our economy into a swoon. How is the state going to fix this mortgage mess?

The Cheese Stands Alone

With the debut of Narragansett Creamery, Rhode Island finally has an artisan cheese to call its own.

High Steaks

Red Meat is in. Here's everything you need to know to indulge your inner carnivore.

War Games

The center of excellence in undersea technology has the technology. Its mission? To create underwater devices that will defend us here and abroad.

No Exit

For six years, a Tiverton neighborhood has been paralyzed. Since toxic soil was unearthed, hundreds of residents are not allowed to dig on their properties, they’re unable to move and the cleanup is stymied by legal battles.

Notes from the Hood

In a tough South Providence neighborhood, young musicians learn more than mastering the fiddle. They discover classical music can rescue them from inner city life.

Touching the Right Nerve

After twenty years of therapy, antidepressants and hospitalization, Kathy Forant decided to try one last thing to ease her severe depression: a new nerve-stimulation treatment pioneered at Butler Hospital.

Splitting Hairs

After radiation treatment for three brain tumors left her nearly bald, Amy Finn couldn’t find a hair implant surgeon who would take her insurance. Until she met one doctor who said he’d do it for free.

A Good Fit

Barbara Laterra suffered from knee pain for years, and in 2006 she received the first gender-specific knee implant in Rhode Island. Now she can finally go for a walk without crying.

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