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A bill to officially change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Maine received final approval from the Senate on Thursday, paving the way for it to become law. The bill from Rep. Ben Collings, D-Portland, will change the name of the holiday that dates back to the 1930s and falls on the second Monday in October. While Indigenous Pe...

Whether you call it Federal Hill or Providence’s “Little Italy,” there’s no doubt that the neighborhood is changing, but there’s still a lot to love that’s exactly the same. Let’s appreciate what we have while we still have it, and also embrace some of the newer multicultural businesses that are making their home along the city’s famous red, white...

One of MGM Springfield’s two fine-dining operations, Cal Mare is the gaming resort’s acknowledgement of Italian food’s near-universal appeal. Located off the main casino, Cal Mare's bright and airy open-plan layout lets suggestions of slot machine honky-tonk filter in. A proscenium kitchen delivers behind-the-scenes perspectives; a mostly tables-an...

Comic Chris Distefano has never been to Portland, so his first question about the city was: Does it have a lot of hipsters? Being a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, he has some definite opinions of hipsters. “You see these people trying to decrease their carbon footprint by struggling with a paper straw. Either use a plastic one or just don’t use one...

Today the bakery and cafe lives up to the premise of both descriptors. It offers an assortment of baked goods worth traveling for that are perfectly balanced between sweet and savory flavors. The biscotti are on the softer side and delectable, avoiding the stale-tasting crunch too often found in the pastry. Other standouts include the almond scones...

Il liceo Notre Dame di West Haven in Connecticut vuole cancellare il programma di italiano perché non crede che sia una lingua per il futuro. Il Connecticut vanta la seconda più alta percentuale di abitanti di discendenza italiana, circa il 16,6%, ed è il secondo stato negli USA per il maggior numero di persone che parlano l’italiano a casa. Quindi...

Boston, prepare to embark upon a compelling maritime journey at the launch of our newest restaurant: La Pescheria. Join us for the launch on April 26, and come back soon for the menu! OUR MISSION La Pescheria’s concept revolves around relationships. With every single dish, we hope to illustrate four powerful connections we have with the sea: 1. Ita...

Celebrating its 24th year of showcasing significant cars, motorcycles and one-off automotive creations, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will feature the custom coachwork of Zagato on May 31-June 2, 2019. Recognized as one of the most prestigious classic car shows in the United States, the Greenwich Concours will honor the centennial of the famous...

The endless attention given its worst day–the 1990 robbery which saw a pair of thieves disguised as police officers steal 13 works of art including those by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Manet and Degas, to this day the most expensive property theft in history–makes it easy to forget that the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston still exhibits great art...

Benny Dagostino, the town’s longest continually operating Realtor, died Sunday just days shy of his 95th birthday. Dagostino opened Benny’s Real Estate in 1952, where he was later joined in business by his son Ben Jr. Those who knew the elder Dagostino through the real estate community recalled a man with an unwavering work ethic, reportedly still...

The scene: Great American Bites has tried many of the nation’s regional pizza specialties, from New York to New Haven style, Chicago deep dish to Detroit pan, ultra-thin cracker-crust St. Louis pizza to crispy Neapolitan classics. But perhaps the most unusual – and least known – major style is exclusive to Rhode Island. While it is virtually impos...

Standing before more than 500 parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in January 1944, the Rev. Walter J. Lyddy announced plans to open a new parochial school next to the church. Lyddy’s announcement, made during a banquet dinner celebrating the parish’s 50th anniversary, was met with enthusiastic applause from parishioners, who saw the new...