PROVIDENCE â Calling for âan era of political collaboration, of cultural and ethnic acceptance, of shared sacrifice and, more importantly, of faith and trust in each other,â Lincoln Chafee became the first Independent governor of Rhode Island in the modern era at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday.
PAWTUCKET â Jeanne (Rice) Murphy, who died last Thursday at age 84, had a career unlike almost any other reporter at the old Pawtucket Times.
Murphy first began working for the newspaper as a high school intern back in 1944.
âThe newsroom had been decimated by World War II,â Jeanneâs daughter Sheila recalled. âThe managing editor liked the way my mother wrote and offered her a job.â