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North Providence Transportation

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    by DGL528 Written Oct 5, 2002

    Take Route 44 from Johnston onto Smith Street in Centerdale, or Route 146 onto Mineral Spring Avenue on the Geneva-Marieville line.
    Mineral Spring Avenue, Douglas Avenue, and Smith Street are the most direct routes to anywhere in town. RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transportation Association) busses can take you to bus stops around town.

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North Providence Tourist Traps

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    by DGL528 Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Not many in North Providence, but Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts are home to many attractions, most no more than 1 hour from North Providence. These 'tourist traps' include: Belcourt Castle, Blithewold Mansion, Brown University (Ivy League), Bryant College, CCRI, Chans, Fort Adams State Park, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, McCoy Stadium (Home of the Pawtucket Red Sox), numerous beaches, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Newport Dinner Train, Newport Yachting Center, Providence Performing Arts Center, Perishable Theatre Arts Center, Dunkin Donuts Center (Home of the Providence Bruins), Rhode Island Convention Center, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Sakonnet Vineyards, Salve Regina University, Theatre By the Sea, Trinity Rep, University of Rhode Island, Providence Place Mall, Emerald Square Mall, Lincoln Mall, Warwaick Mall, Rhode Island Mall (Midland Mall), Wakefield Mall, Lizzie Borden B&B, Providence Children's Museum, the Breakers, etc. etc. etc.!

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North Providence Favorites

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    by SueRivet Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: OK, so a friend of mine who lives in North Providence emailed me this chuckle, and I didn't know where to place it, so I'll just put it in his town.

    Courtroom Questions
    > Reported in the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Journal, the
    > following are questions actually asked of witnesses by attorneys during
    > trials and, in certain cases, the responses given by insightful
    > witnesses:
    > 1. 'Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he
    > doesn't know about it until the next morning?'
    > 2. 'The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he?'
    > 3. 'Were you present when your picture was taken?'
    > 4. 'Were you alone or by yourself?'
    > 5. 'Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?'
    > 6. 'Did he kill you?'
    > 7. 'How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?'
    > 8. 'You were there until the time you left, is that true?'
    > 9. 'How many times have you committed suicide?'
    > 10. Q: 'So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?'
    > A: 'Yes.'
    > Q: 'And what were you doing at that time?'
    > 11. Q: 'She had three children, right?'
    > A: 'Yes.'
    > Q: 'How many were boys?'
    > A: 'None.'
    > Q: 'Were there any girls?'
    > 12. Q: 'You say the stairs went down to the basement?'
    > A: 'Yes.'
    > Q: 'And these stairs, did they go up also?'
    > 13. Q: 'Mr.. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't
    > you?
    > A: 'I went to Europe, sir.'
    > Q: 'And you took your new wife?'
    > 14. Q: 'How was your first marriage terminated?'
    > A: 'By death.'
    > Q: 'And by whose death was it terminated?'
    > 15. Q: 'Can you describe the individual?'
    > A: 'He was about medium height and had a beard.'
    > Q: 'Was this a male or female?'
    > 16. Q: 'Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition
    > notice which I sent to your attorney?'
    > A: 'No, this is how I dress when I go to work.'
    > 17. Q: 'Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?'
    > A: 'All my autopsies are performed on dead people.'
    > 18. Q: 'All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go
    > to?'
    > A: 'Oral.'
    > 19. Q: 'Do you recall the time that you examined the body?'
    > A: 'The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.'
    > Q: 'And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?'
    > A: 'No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an
    > autopsy.'
    > 20. Q: 'You were not shot in the fracas?'
    > A: 'No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the naval.'
    > 21. Q: 'Are you qualified to give a urine sample?'
    > A: 'I have been since early childhood.'
    > 22. Q: 'Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a
    > pulse?'
    > A: 'No.'
    > Q: 'Did you check for blood pressure?'
    > A: 'No.'
    > Q: 'Did you check for breathing?'
    > A: 'No.'
    > Q: 'So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you
    > began the autopsy?'
    > A: 'No.'
    > Q: 'How can you be so sure, doctor?'
    > A: 'Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.'
    > Q: 'But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?'
    > A: 'It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law
    > somewhere.'

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