Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly January 2007

 

School Daze

The night was cold and the meeting had entered its third hour, but the parents of Hope High School would not be denied their say. The city is proposing to spend $972 million to rebuild, refurbish or retire thirty-nine school facilities, and whatever oxygen was left after a two-hour PowerPoint presentation on the plan was taken up by the fear…

Letters

Gracias, merci, xie xie We saw your article about International House in the November issue , and I just wanted to thank you and the photographers for putting together such an attractive picture of International House. I am bursting with gratitude about the colorful presentation you gave. You really captured the essence of International House, its founders, members and students…

Club Med

IN THE SEVEN HOURS before I arrive at the Hallak Middle East Market in North Providence for an informal cooking lesson one Thursday afternoon, Georgette Hallak has rolled, stuffed, crimped, packaged and frozen three hundred “hand pies.” A unique shape identifies each filling: half-moons are cheese; open-topped squares, vegetable; pinched triangles, spinach. Made entirely from scratch, the pies are sold…

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