PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On Thursday morning, New York Avenue in Washington Park looked like any other neighborhood street.Except for one house.Number 207, now the home of registered sex offender and convicted child rapist Richard E. Gardner, had curtains tightly drawn over each of its windows and an unmarked black car parked out front in which two Providence police officers sat.

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  • People: 'Gotti' leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor
    NEW YORK — John Travolta's John Gotti biopic "Gotti" has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earned a nod for worst actor.In nominations announced Monday, "Gotti," the Will Ferrell comedy "Holmes & Watson," conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza's "Death of a Nation" and the R-rated puppet comedy "Happytime Murders" all [...] More
  • R.I. Senate to consider measures to help unpaid federal workers
    PROVIDENCE -- As the shutdown drags into its 31st day, Rhode Island senators are planning hearings this week on proposed "tax payment relief'' and other measures aimed at easing some of the financial pain on unpaid federal workers and, ultimately, protecting them against loss of their homes.Those required to work - without pay - during the shutdown have traditionally been paid after the appropriations standoff ends. More
  • With the temperature at 5 degrees, Providence might set a new record
    PROVIDENCE -- Despite a forecast high of 7 degrees, the temperature in Providence had reached only 5 degrees shortly before 2 p.m., as the day has been even colder than expected.In its forecast discussion update, the National Weather Service said, "Very anomalous cold/arctic airmass over the region today with 1 p.m. More
  • Gas prices fall again
    PROVIDENCE -- Gas prices have fallen another four cents in the past week, 10 cents since the start of the year, AAA Northeast says.The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.369 at self-service pumps in the Ocean State, according to AAA's weekly survey.At this time last year, Rhode Island drivers were paying 18 cents more per gallon, $2.549. More
  • Two charged with Providence armed robbery
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Two men are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint in South Providence early Monday.The man called the police about being robbed outside his house on Elma Street at 3:38 a.m. and then told officers where they could find the suspects -- sitting in a Lexus near Elma and Prairie Avenue, according to a police report.The man told police that the two men pulled a gun on him, punched him in the face and stole $2,400 from his pocket, telling him he owed money to a [...] More
  • The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
    THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY. AUTHOR'S PREFACE. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve.
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  • CA3blog | News & analysis of the United States Court of ...
    Back in 2017, I wrote a post (link here) I entitled, “Why is the Third Circuit’s courthouse named for James Byrne?”The gist was that Byrne was an obscure Democratic member of Congress, that other circuit courthouses were named for more distinguished figures like Supreme Court justices and legendary circuit judges, and that there was ample precedent for renaming circuit courthouses, so ...
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  • Port Manteaux Word Maker
    Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two. Enter a word (or two) above and you'll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs.. For example, enter "giraffe" and you'll get back words like "gazellephant" and "gorilldebeest".
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  • Putting Pope Francis into Perspective
    Pope Francis Quotes and Headlines – A Chronological List UPDATED JANUARY 15, 2019 originally published: October 31, 2014. Below is a very abbreviated and incomplete chronological summary list of deeply troubling Pope Francis quotes, headlines, and happenings which have taken place since Francis rose to power.These news stories and quotes are intentionally presented in very brief format ...
    01/19/2019 - 12:32 pm | View Website
  • Adults Are Useless
    Usually, this is just plot necessity (especially on comedy shows). After all, a High School Hustler could hardly get anything done if the teachers kept their eyes open, and if the parents were vigilant; being told that You Are Grounded would wreck the plot. But on a handful of drama shows, there's a ...
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