by Tony Gugliotta   A relief effort for the victims of the Italian earthquake is already being started in Cranston by Chef Walter Potenza. "It makes you very uneasy. You can't go back to your own home. Just to think, someone died this morning," Potenza said. Chef Walter is offering Bucatini Amatriciana -- a dish created in the town at...

Italians in Rhode Island have a long history to be told. The smallest State of the Union welcomed several fellow Italians: most of them arrived to Providence's Little Italy, Federal Hill (also called "the heartbeat of Providence"). In particular, the jewelry and silverware industry in Providence attracted Italian immigrants to Rhode Island at the t...