Locally owned publications remain viable in parochial Rhode Island. But for how long?

FINAL TOUCHES: The Good 5 Cent Cigar staff at the University of Rhode Island works on the last issue of the semester. Production manager Seamus Fuller points out an online article to managing editor Allie E. Lewis, foreground, while editor-in-chief Emma Gauthier looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
FINAL TOUCHES: The Good 5 Cent Cigar staff at the University of Rhode Island works on the last issue of the semester. Production manager Seamus Fuller points out an online article to managing editor Allie E. Lewis, foreground, while editor-in-chief Emma Gauthier looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Looking to expand her social circle, and to become more involved on campus, Allie E. Lewis two years ago decided to join The Good 5 Cent Cigar, a student-run newspaper at the University of Rhode Island. Lewis, a Cranston native, studied biology at the time. But she quickly fell in love with writing stories, developing…

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