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There is an interesting aspect to the definition of “appetizer.” A secondary definition after its main meaning – a food or drink usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite – describes an appetizer as a before-dinner food served if there is to be a long wait for the main dish. more
A recent study by independent media regulator Ofcom confirmed what most employers are starting to see in their companies: 16- to 24- year olds prefer texting over voice calls and other e-messages. Also, 97 percent of this age group text at least once each day, whereas only 67 percent of this group talks on the phone daily. more
PROVIDENCE – Three Brown University professors have received the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, the agency’s most prestigious award for junior faculty scientists. more
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is creating a Congressman Barney Frank Archive Collection to promote the study of national issues in which Frank has played a major role. more
MOBILE, Ala. – Dayle Embleton of South Kingstown has been named the Distinguished Young Woman of Rhode Island for 2014 and awarded $1,950 in cash scholarships. more
BARRINGTON – St. Andrew’s School has refinanced more than $16 million in bonds with RBS Citizens Financial Group, allowing the school to pursue construction projects while improving cash flow. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts’ highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week awarded nearly $2 million in grants to help train health care providers to improve patient service and reduce costs. The funding will go to 51 organizations across the state, including several in southeastern Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will host a weeklong chemistry camp for up to 40 middle school girls from April 21-25 during public-school vacation. more
PROVIDENCE – The Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island is one of five winners of a Toyota Family Learning grant for $175,000. more
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