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In Mystic, Davoud Rad carries on family history in rug business

Masood Banilivy, of Banilivy Rug Corporation, throws back rugs into place on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the shop on Roosevelt Avenue in Mystic.  The new shop offers a unique selection of hand woven rugs from around the world as well as professional cleaning and restoration services. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Davoud Rad grew up around the loom in Iran, and as hand-knotted rugs were built, so too were family bonds and community connections.

'Revolutionary' Noah Text making new reading inroads

Sarah Blodgett sits with Rhode Island author Tom Kiernan, author of the new Noah Text edition of

Sarah K. Blodgett's quest to make reading English easier just took a big step forward last month with the publication of a special edition of "The Mad Dash," the laugh-out-loud young person's book by Rhode Island author Tom Kiernan.