I'm in Rhode Island for a business trip, with some but not all meals provided at the conference. I'm on my own for two dinners and one lunch, and I'd like to make the most of them. Are there any places (that aren't exorbitantly expensive) I shouldn't miss? Please recommend me some deliciousness!
For my birthday in mid-July, my wife and I would like to go whale-watching somewhere in New England. Given our location (SE Connecticut), we would prefer not to drive quite so far as Maine, but Portsmouth would be OK. We're looking for recommendations/horror stories about locations, companies, and so forth. Tell us your New England whale-watching experiences! [more inside]
I was recently looking at my family tree and curious about the lives of my ancestors, many of whom emigrated to Massachusetts/Rhode Island/New York from England in the early 1600s. Especially interested in books about Rhode Island and particularly anything about Roger Williams or Stephen Hopkins, who are great-great-etc grandfathers of mine (but also interested in just learning about everyday life for colonists, and what the transition was like moving from England). Assume I know little beyond the basics of American history.
I need help evaluating different career paths as I plan a move to Rhode Island; I have a PhD in physics. What careers should I be looking into and what skills should I develop to have a very good chance of landing a job in under a year? [more inside]
We are looking for a "midnight" mass Christmas service in Providence or Warwick, RI. We are not religious and don't live there, but nonetheless have very specific desires (after the break). [more inside]
We just moved to Providence. Help us get involved in it! [more inside]
Where can I buy Inca Kola (a type of Peruvian soda) in Providence, RI and/or is there a Peruvian population in Rhode Island and where do they live? [more inside]
Help me locate this historic home /museum in the Fall River area of Rhode Island near or across the border in Massachusetts. (No Lovecraft jokes required.) [more inside]
The Mrs. and I are planning to build a house next year on some land that we bought recently. What should we know about house building before undertaking this massive endeavor? [more inside]
I'm looking for a nice restaurant that will suit a vegetarian and someone who really, really wants good seafood in Newport, RI. (+ a few other questions!) [more inside]
My husband and I live in Boston. As part of its annual employee survey, his employer is asking whether he would be willing to relocate. The most likely locations would be facilities in southern New Hampshire or northern Rhode Island. It would be theoretically possible to stay where we live and he would reverse commute to those locations, but based on past experience, it would be over an hour each way. So, if his job were moved, we might relocate—and so we turn to you, MeFi, for your perspectives on those locations and whether we’d be happy living there or nearby. [more inside]
I'm living in Rhode Island for three or so more weeks before moving. What have I missed that I need to do?! [more inside]
What to do with guests in RI the week after Christmas? [more inside]
How do you pronounce "Long Island"? Think for a second and then join me inside. [more inside]
Looking for suggestions on a place somewhere between NYC and Boston to stay over New Years weekend. [more inside]
What advice would you give beginning cyclists interested in getting exercise as a couple? Bonus points for Rhode Island specific recommendations! [more inside]
Can anyone tell me about growing an apple tree in Rhode Island (zone 6b) without too many chemicals? Is it possible? Are Golden Delicious a good choice? [more inside]
A friend is moving to Providence, RI - where should he live? Where can he find reliable apartment listings, or well-situated, reasonably priced apartment complexes? What else does he need to know? [more inside]
New England Adventure Filter: Looking for suggestions for a short adventure with a lucky friend who’s (hopefully) real good fer adventurin’ with. A night’s drive radius from southeastern Vermont, tiny budget, dog and skateboard friendly. Ideas? [more inside]
Providence Rhode Island one day party [more inside]
Craft cocktails in Providence, RI? Looking for any craft cocktail bars in the city that you care to recommend, though especially in the downtown area, if any exist there. Thanks.
Do you have the recipe for Legal Seafood's Rhode Island red clam chowder? [more inside]
How do I stop paying vehicle excise tax in RI when I haven't lived there in years and I don't even own the car anymore? [more inside]
Heading to Newport, RI for the long weekend with my kids. Tell me what we shouldn't miss. [more inside]
What is Providence, RI like? [more inside]
I have $3000 cash. You have a car. Help me make this transaction go smoothly. [more inside]
Things to do in Providence when you're not dead but dreaming? [more inside]
I'll be up in Newport, RI on Columbus Day weekend. What are some not-obvious neat things to do there? [more inside]
What are your favorite coastal towns and local treasures along the northeastern US seaboard? [more inside]
I'm moving to Rhode Island, and I'm looking for apartment recommendations. [more inside]
I would like to get a haircut in Providence RI this weekend: please advise. [more inside]
Travel plans through the Northeast (New England States) Looking for the fun/quirky ideas. [more inside]
What's the best/cheapest way to get to Terminal B at Boston's Logan Airport so that I'll make a 7 am domestic flight on a Tuesday?
What's the best/cheapest way to get to Terminal B at Boston's Logan Airport so that I'll make a 7 am domestic flight on a Tuesday? When do I have to be there? [more inside]
playing in fountains and other alternative entertainment (in/near RI)? [more inside]
I Live in A Stupid, NonSocialized Imperialistic Country Filter: Please hope me find private health insurance. [more inside]
Obscure New England? I've seen the best, what about the rest? What quirky, "second tier," and out of the way places have I missed? [more inside]
What's should we photograph in Rhode Island, besides the beach? [more inside]
Where is the best place to eat affordable seafood in Rhode Island that is accessible from Providence on public transit?
Where is the best place to eat affordable seafood in Rhode Island that is accessible from Providence on public transit? [more inside]
A while ago, I had the battery to my (nice) watch replaced while on vacation. Since it was water resistant to a decent depth, I had the store do a water pressure test, post-replacement. Not too long after, but definitely after the vacation, the watch stopped working. It would also fog up inside the watch face. I want my watch to work again, but I've lost a bit of faith in the average jewelry store. I live in Providence RI. Do you know any reputable, reliable, and skilled watch repair persons?
A good vet in or around Providence, RI? [more inside]
YANMA, so any suggestions for an accountant in/around Providence, RI? And how much should it cost for a consultation? [more inside]
Am I entitled to back pay for a year of working Sundays in Rhode Island and not receiving time and a half wages? [more inside]
We are escaping to East Beach in RI at the end of this week. We are planning on camping at the Burlingame State Park, but as we have never been to the beach or the park we'd love some suggestions [more inside]
What exactly goes on in the Asian Massage parlors in Rhode Island? [more inside]
As much as I'd like to contribute my vote to what could be a pivotal senate race, I don't want to do anything illegal. I need some clarification. [more inside]
Finding a place to stay in Providence for two weeks in November? [more inside]
Where can I board my dog in Providence, Rhode Island, for about 24 hours over memorial day weekend? [more inside]
My barista and her boyfriend have decided to to move to Rhode Island. They plan to leave here (Oregon) this summer. Any advice regarding which parts of Providence (housing, etc.) would be a good fit for these early twenties y/o's? [more inside]
My wife and I will be visiting Providence, RI next week for a long weekend getaway. We're up for any suggestions of how to spend some time. I'm particularly interested in certain sections of town I may want to visit as well as restaurant suggestions. And heck, anything I don't know about would be mighty cool as well.