Ellen Liberman

These Rhode Islanders Got Creative Amid COVID-19

As the world around us grew quiet, local teachers, chefs, activists and farmers jumped into action.

Heather Dupee wasn’t sure she could do it. Three years after opening her kids’ cooking school at Warren’s Hope and Main, the former event planner was entirely at ease teaching elementary school children how to make recipes like mac and cheese. But in mid-March, as Governor Gina Raimondo progressively shuttered the public square to contain the novel coronavirus, in-person classes…