Blogs | Ethan Shorey

Saturday, June 14

The Pawtucket GOP has become much more active in their home city since Scott Rotondo took over more than a year ago, and Rotondo is promising that members of the small but active group will make noise in the 2014 elections. They may not win, says Rotondo, but people will know who they are.

Rotondo informed me on Friday that Sen. Donna Nesselbush, a Democrat serving District 15 in Pawtucket and North Providence, would have a Republican opponent in 2014. Steve Lemois is a Pawtucket GOP...


Wednesday, June 11

Three Democrats running for governor, Gina Raimondo, Clay Pell and Angel Taveras, participated in a televised debate Tuesday night. The debate, sponsored by WPRI and The Providence Journal, covered topics like jobs, taxes, the 38 Studios debacle, the job performance of Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and minimum wage.

Watch the full 60-minute debate here.

Ted Nesi, digital...


Wednesday, June 4

The dance video by seniors at North Providence High School has reached and exceeded 12,400 views this week. The video, directed by NPHS teacher Glenn Williams, features senior video students dancing to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. Check it out:


Friday, May 30

Sandra Cano, a freshman member of the Pawtucket School Committee who was easily the top vote-getter when she won two years ago, will seek to ride that popularity to a seat on the Pawtucket City Council. A Facebook page inviting people to her official announcement next Wednesday already has more than 100 people planning to attend.

Cano, a Democrat and part of a rapidly expanding group of Latin Americans in area politics, would presumably face off against three incumbents, Veterans...


Thursday, May 29

Someone found this bunny near the intersection of Ambrose Street and Gillen Avenue in North Providence. Workers at the North Providence Animal Shelter are looking for its owner. Call 401-719-1516 with information.

Tuesday, May 27

Rep. William San Bento, who is in his 22nd year representing the residents of House District 58, says he’s ‘teetering on the fence’ about running again in 2014.

San Bento told me Tuesday that he hasn’t made a final decision yet about defending his seat against a likely challenge from Carlos Tobon, and probably won’t decide before "the end of June." Tobon narrowed the gap against the incumbent to just one vote on his second try two years ago.

San Bento said he had been leaning...


Saturday, May 24

Seniors at North Providence High School made a video to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.

The video appears to be going viral, getting nearly 10,000 hits on YouTube in a week. Check it out.

Wednesday, May 14

Are you the type who can't get enough of the weather? Who, instead of groaning when you hear about an event in the five-day, you cheer? You may just have the knack to be a weather spotter for the National Weather Service, which is always looking to build its network of 6,000 spotters in the region.

Click here to read about my experience training to...


Thursday, April 17

Sometimes you don't realize how much "little" local decisions can impact your life until they come back and smack you in the face. Some North Providence residents are about to deal with that reality after someone in the distant past failed to come up with new names for four streets. Whether through a lack of creative thinking, lack of knowing or lack of caring, someone made the decision to give the same name to multiple streets.

Read my story on the situation...


Wednesday, March 26

In honor the Red Sox season getting started, I found this little compilation of hits from the team's 2013 World Series run to get everyone's juices flowing. Enjoy.