Author Archives: Christy Nadalin

Michael Benevides, Vice President of Portugalia, on the floor of the company's flagship Marketplace.

Portugalia Marketplace: a one-stop shop for a taste of the Azores (and beyond)

Portugalia Marketplace: a one-stop shop for a taste of the Azores (and beyond)

Portuguese food is good. It’s filling, familiar, comfort food. It’s rich, sometimes spicy, rib-stick, meat-on-your-bones, just-like-avo-used-to-make. Your cardiologist probably wishes you’d eat less of it, and maybe you will, next week, but this weekend there’s a festival and….you know how it goes. Portuguese food is a lot of things to the people in our region,

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Durian defeats home cook in 3rd round K.O.

I have been defeated by a piece of fruit. I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. No thin-skinned grape nor easily-bruised banana got the best of me. I wasn’t knocked out of the game by a delicate clementine or kumquat, nor am I deterred by hirsute kiwis or pomelos, with their pachyderm peels.

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East Bay business leaders, innovators welcome 2015 with big plans, optimism

With just a handful of days remaining before General Treasurer Gina Raimondo takes over as Rhode Island’s chief executive on January 6, the governor-elect has been crossing the state, holding a series of meetings with business and community leaders in an effort to hear more about economic development efforts at the community level, as well

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Playing to the home crowd

With a key role in a biopic about a local legend, Rhode Island native Amanda Clayton proves you can come home again Actor Amanda Clayton has been working hard at her craft for more than a decade, but there is little doubt that she’ll look back on 2014 as the year her career began to

Finn Myatt, 9, of Barrington, with copies of "The Barrington Reporter" and "The Weekly Finn."

Young Barrington wordsmith passionate about the press

Hearst. Sulzberger. Graham. Myatt. Well, not yet, perhaps. Finn Myatt, who is, by his account “nine and a quarter, I think, and in that quarter it’s a quarter again, so not ten soon, but soonish,” is a fourth grade student at Hampden Meadows School in Barrington, the son of Tracey and Ted Myatt. Finn loves

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A ‘spectacular’ Halloween

There’s still time to catch the acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo, through Sunday, November 2. Now in its 14th year at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is one of those quintessential why-didn’t-they-have-this-when-I-was-a-kid events that has quickly and firmly established itself as as much of a classic Rhode Island tradition

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