Donita Naylor, Providence Journal

Donita Naylor

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Donita:

What can one person do? One thing, then the next, until you change the world

Three of the ordinary people who were just one person doing one thing they could think of to help, and they kept doing it, and they changed the world. → Read More

Mary Donnelly mourned: Block Island nurse kept making house calls till she was 85

Block Island mourns the loss of the state nurse who made house calls to treat year-round residents suffering from poverty as well as disease. → Read More

Safecracker with a link to Houdini opens mystery safe for the town of Bristol

A safecracker trained by descendants of Houdini's locksmith opened a long-locked safe at the former Oliver School. Find out what was inside. → Read More

RI woman builds 'bull market' to save dairy steers from veal industry

Males born to dairy cows are good for more than just cuts of veal, Westerly mother of five shows by finding them jobs as pets, mowers, scene builders. → Read More

Big black bear pays annual visit to South Kingstown bird feeder, growls at woman through door

As the bear, over 6 feet tall, glowered at her, she called to her husband: "Honey, I think you need to be here. There's a bear at the back door." → Read More

RI native Cory Hueston earns a spot in American Song Contest semifinals. Here's how

RI native Cory Hueston representing Ocean State in debut of American Song Contest hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dog → Read More

Low-income people 60+ can sign up for fresh food boxes to help farmers and climate

Federal dollars to help farmers and low-income older people will stay in Rhode Island under a collaboration to distribute boxes of fresh food. → Read More

Holocaust museum in Boston seeks artifacts, oral histories before all who lived it die

The Holocaust Museum in Boston offers virtual access to a program for families on how to recognize artifacts and collect oral histories. → Read More

Johnston man charged with leaving guns unsecured in house where teen accidentally killed

A Johnston man who was not home when a teen was fatally shot at his residence is charged with four counts of violating the state's gun storage law. → Read More

'Love' to you from digital billboards across the country

Lamar devotes some of its billboards nationwide over Valentine's Day weekend to a one-word message meant to bring solace, comfort and peace to people. → Read More

Boy, 15, dead after apparently accidental shooting in Johnston

Youth, 15, dead after shooting in Johnston that preliminary evidence suggests was accidental. → Read More

Rod Driver dies at 89: RI activist, legislator led by a strong set of convictions

Activist Rodney Driver used mathematical analysis to pick a side, but many still won't forgive him for criticizing Israel's mistreatment of Palestinians. → Read More

What do you do if you find a baby seal alone on a beach in RI?

The last thing a newly weaned seal pup needs is a bunch of coastal Rhode Islanders crowding around to see if he's okay -- he won't be if you crowd him → Read More

Pawtucket man, 22, charged in stabbing homicide outside of a liquor store

A complaint on file at District Court, Providence, charges Michael Alvarado with murder in slaying of Ferdinand Reyes on Tuesday. → Read More

Fatal stabbing is Pawtucket's third homicide in nine days

A City Councilwoman says the stabbing followed an argument near a liquor store. → Read More

Grants up to $5,000 available for small businesses from $12.5 million in COVID relief

McKee announces grants up to $5,000 are available to keep small businesses afloat, thanks to $12.5 million in COVID relied → Read More

Woonsocket's All Saints Parish to close church, merge wth St. Joseph's

Dwindling numbers in the pews and rising costs of keeping it open mean Woonsocket All Saints congregation to merge with St. Joseph. → Read More

Charlestown man charged in fatal New Year's Day crash holds lengthy record

Aramis Segura, 30, was previously convicted of breaking into governor's SUV, shoplifting. → Read More

Lincoln police seek help in finding man who fled after passenger fell from airborne car

A Providence woman has died after falling from an airborne car that hit two utility poles; police are seeking the public's help in finding the driver. → Read More

Man, 20, critically injured Monday by shots in Providence house across from Legacy Lounge

Another Providence shooting, in a house across from the Legacy Lounge, leaves a man, 20, in critical condition → Read More