The Providence Ballpark Proposal and The Fuzzy Math of Stadium Economics

by Josh Wood Thursday April 16, 2015

Michael Leeds, a sports economist at Temple University, told Southern California Public Radio that the one thing economists can agree on is that sports stadiums have little to no impact on the local economy. “If you ever had a consensus in economics, this would be it,”



Earth Day Clean-ups

The West Bay Land Trust and Friends of the Pawtuxet, are holding two clean-ups in Cranston on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Click for the details.



The Night Skies in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park offers an island of darkness perfect for viewing the revolving dome of the night sky. Photographers and astronomers are drawn to the park where the Milky Way is so bright it casts shadows.

It’s amazing how much we miss under the orange glow of the street lights.



Pensions By The Numbers

This is a short guide to understanding the Rhode Island pension crisis. I’m not a financial guru, so please bear with me.



Subversive Plots

Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardens International, offers an interesting angle on the importance of growing food at home at a TEDx conference. In his “Subversive Plot: How To Grow a Revolution In Your Backyard” talk, he suggests that growing a kitchen garden can change the world.



Dirt, Geese and Jazz

The Pawtuxet Farmers’ Market continues through the fall, with apples, potatoes, onions, leafy vegetables and squash aplenty. And also fish. Here’s an update from the Friends. Also, please ignore the articles in the right column, including the one called “Three Markets Left.” It’s from last year. Make Dirt, Not War Cranston and... more


Vulnerable And Improbable Transit

Groundhog Day in August. A public demonstration against cuts to Rhode Island Public Transit Authority service was held today in Kennedy Plaza. It’s sad that cuts are looming.



Market Moves, ExploreCranston & Dam

Here’s a note from The Friends about tomorrow’s Pawtuxet Village Farmers’ Market. Market Moves to Hall Library Saturday June 11, the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market will be in the parking lot at Hall Library on Broad Street in Cranston due to the Gaspee Day parade. The market will be open for the... more

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