Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly May 2010


The Great Race

Rhode Island lays claim to some of the best young laser sailors in the country, but in a nail-biting competition between the national champ and a gifted challenger, who will win?

RI Scene

Providence Preservation Society; Ed Achorn debuts new book; The Savory Grape Wine Festival; JW Graham reopens.


We’re the only state in the country with no school funding formula. A new push to establish one must tackle an almost impossible question: how to make it fair?

La Masseria

Our state’s got no shortage of red sauce restaurants. But can the newest, La Masseria, bank on its New York roots to make a mark in East Greenwich?

Out Takes

Big Brothers’ Women of the Year Award Dinner; Light of Life Foundation fundraiser.

Health Check

The first annual “Knowledge is Power: Raising Awareness for Thyroid Cancer” event brought in $28,000 for research of the disease.

All in the Family

The Big Brothers of RI paid homage to the women behind the organization with its inaugural Women of the Year Award Dinner which raised $15,000.

Cease Fire

Strong-arming. Spitting. Federal boycotts. Incendiary radio ads. The Providence firefighters’ union and Mayor Cicilline were locked in a bitter brawl over a decade-old contract dispute. The fighting has finally ended, but will this epic showdown — one of the longest labor disputes in state history — bring other local unions to their knees?

Knowledge District

Five scientists whose cutting-edge research is giving the historic jewelry district a new name.