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Smithsonian partners with Newport foundation to advance preservation of genetic diversity through cryogenics

providencejournal.com — NEWPORT - SVF Foundation, toiling away on a secluded pastoral property built to resemble a Swiss village and surviving on the generosity of an heiress to the Campbell's soup fortune, has for years maintained a remarkably low profile despite its unusual and futuristic mission to preserve genetic material of rare livestock.
Jul 29, 2014

Smithsonian partners with Newport foundation to advance preservation of genetic diversity through cryogenics buff.ly/1zqldUo

Repair of Portsmouth wind turbine gets boost from R.I. Commerce Corporation

providencejournal.com — PROVIDENCE - The wind turbine at Portsmouth High School that has sat idle since its gearbox broke in May 2012 could be spinning again within three to six months, ending what Governor Chafee said Monday has been one of a few "symbols of embarrassment" in the state that bother him.
Jul 29, 2014

@ydeologi In case you didn't find my story @projo on Portsmouth wind turbine, here's a link: bit.ly/1nQKkNJ

Cumberland resident forms group to fight development plan for Monastery property

providencejournal.com — CUMBERLAND - Alexandra Curran walked along a path that meanders through woodlands and meadow, a property where Trappist monks once lived in a monastery and that her great-grandfather eventually helped to make a town parcel. Curran said she is looking out for the historic and environmental well-being of the land.
Jul 29, 2014

Cumberland resident forms group to fight development plan for Monastery property shar.es/LvMs0 via @projo

The Takeaway: Ugly outing from Clay Buchholz raises questions about rotation’s future

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - The Red Sox are coping this week with the ever-increasing possibility that Jon Lester will not wear their uniform for much longer. The left-hander could very well be traded before Thursday's deadline, and the chances of him returning to Boston if he hits the open free-agent market reside above none but below slim.
Jul 29, 2014

The Takeaway wonders what Clay Buchholz's ill-timed struggles portend for a Lester-less rotation: bit.ly/UyLyAr

Jul 29, 2014

If Lester's gone, Buchholz's supposed to link current rotation with next generation. How's that lookin? The Takeaway: bit.ly/UyLyAr

Felix Doubront rocked after complaining of role

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - Felix Doubront suffered from an acute case of bad timing on Monday night, delivering his worst performance as a professional shortly after complaining about his limited role as a reliever this season. Doubront faced 10 batters in Monday's top of the sixth, and he retired only two of them.
Jul 29, 2014

Felix Doubront did not pick the right time to deliver the worst performance by a Red Sox pitcher this season: bit.ly/1rVziqy

Blue Jays 14, Red Sox 1: Clay Buchholz flounders as Toronto repays rout

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - It was but a respite, that mid-July glimmer of hope for both Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox. The pitcher and his team have come plummeting to earth of late, hitting a new nadir in a 14-1 bludgeoning by the Blue Jays on Monday at Fenway Park.
Jul 29, 2014

"A week ago, we had gained some momentum. That has been stalled." You can say that again, John Farrell: bit.ly/1nV0sMB

Jul 29, 2014

"A week ago, we had gained some momentum. That has been stalled." bit.ly/1nV0sMB

Jul 28, 2014

This was not an encouraging glimpse into a possibly Lester-less future: bit.ly/1nV0sMB

Red Sox still see David Ross as a keeper

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - The Red Sox figure to unload as many veterans as will bring back value in the days leading up to Thursday's 4 p.m. trade deadline. A last-place sequel to last year's World Series title has rendered just about every pending free agent on the Boston roster expendable.
Jul 29, 2014

ICYMI: Of all the pending free agents the Red Sox have, there's one who almost certainly will not be traded: bit.ly/UGDCwI

Jul 28, 2014

RT @brianmacp: As the trade deadline approaches, a look at the one pending free agent who almost certainly won't be dealt: bit.ly/UGDCwI

Jul 28, 2014

As the trade deadline approaches, a look at the one pending free agent who almost certainly won't be dealt: bit.ly/UGDCwI