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Francesco Caprio, known as Frank Caprio (conceived November 23, 1936) is the boss metropolitan adjudicator in Providence, Rhode Island, and the previous Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors. His legal work is broadcast on the TV program Caught in Providence.  In 2017, recordings showing his court became famous online, with more than 15 m...

Michael Petito — a lifelong Stamford resident, World War II veteran and golf lover — celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday. “It’s funny because he’s so humble and modest, he doesn’t want anything big,” said one of his daughters, Michele Guarnieri. Guarnieri said she is waiting until it’s safe to throw a party for her father and take him to a casin...

The city may soon join a wave of communities around the nation in replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, with the City Council set to vote on a resolution to make the change at its Wednesday night meeting. If the resolution passes, Easthampton will become the third community in Hampshire County to make the change. The anticipated vote...

The South Windsor board of education has cut the name of Christopher Columbus from the school calendar in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. Along with changing the name of the Oct. 11 holiday, the board also added Diwali as a day off (Nov. 4 this year). Celebrated by Hindus and people of other faiths, the holiday is meant to mark a triumph of ligh...

On behalf of the Italian-American Defense League, I am writing this petition in response to the decision of the Norwich, CT Board of Education on January 12, 2021 to adopt a 2021-2022 School Year Calendar that replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Italian-American Defense League (IADL) supports education, portrays positive stereot...

For years, the celebration of Columbus Day went on without protest in Wellesley, which has a substantial population of people of Italian-American descent. But more recently, there has been a hard-fought battle to replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The March 2 ballot contains a referendum on the issue. "The referendum results are to inform the...

In our culture we have lost our connection to cooking,” says Teresa Lust, author of "A Blissful Feast, Culinary Adventures in Italy’s Piedmont, Maremma, and Le Marche" ( Pegasus Books 2020; $19.19 Amazon hardcover price). The book was The Readable Feast’s 2020 winner for Best of Food Memoir. Lust, who teaches Italian at Dartmouth University in New...

Michael Fiandaca married Mary Vinciguerra at Portsmouth's Immaculate Conception Church the day after Valentine's Day in 1942 while on leave from the military. The couple looks hopeful and happy in their wedding portrait. They were in the middle of a world war, but their close-knit family connections would sustain them, as is evidenced by their cont...

The recommendation by a city of Providence committee: the Christopher Columbus statue must go. For good. The statue had stood next to Elmwood Avenue in South Providence until last Summer. That's when the mayor had it temporarily removed and put in storage after it became a lightning rod for the social unrest sweeping the country. The at-first tempo...

The question of whether or not to rename the Columbus Elementary School had many residents tuning in the most recent School Committee meeting. The discussion, however, was pushed back to early March. “Clearly people thought we might be changing it,” member Pauline Van der Kloot said during the Feb. 8 meeting, in reference to e-mails and letters she...

For Carl Jung, a name was not just a name. In his 1960 book “Synchronicity,” the Swiss psychiatrist proposed that what you’re called may have a determining effect on your whole life, structuring your behaviors and your outlook in ways that resemble a secret compulsion. Someone called Herr Gross (“Mr. Tall,” in German) probably “suffers from delusio...

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has been named the next chaplain of Legatus International, a Catholic business leaders’ association with over 100 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. “Legatus is blessed to have Bishop Caggiano as International Chaplain, empowering our chapters and members with Christian ethics and values as they navigate the missio...