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About Gloria De Paola

Gloria De Paolo is a freelance writer with a specialty in food and travel. As a history buff, she welcomes the opportunity to write about Rhode Island's quirky history. She has been a board member of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society for many years, as well as program chair for Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library. She lives in East Greenwich with her husband and a cat named Tootsie.
Latest Posts | By Gloria De Paola
The Merci Train Visits Woonsocket: A French Connection
1 year ago

The Merci Train Visits Woonsocket: A French Connection

The United States and France have enjoyed a long and eventful relationship. We are grateful for the Comte de Rochambeau, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Statue of Liberty given …
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How Curious! A Coal Mine in Cranston
2 years ago

How Curious! A Coal Mine in Cranston

I wonder if the strollers and shoppers at Garden City Center are aware that beneath those trendy shops and eateries there was once an active coal mine. Granted, the coal …
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