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Close to seven years ago, Bob Houghtaling wrote this article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington. We reprint it today in recognition of King's upcoming birthday and more
By LIANA CASSAR and TERRI CORTVRIEND A good education should be a right for Rhode Island's children. And while our state has a checkered record of delivering on this responsibility, we firmly believe that Rhode Island has what it takes to identify the more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN British historian Lord Harold Acton famously said: All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. After a war for independence against a tyrannical British monarchy, the framers of our United States Constitution more
By ROBERT CHARLES Have you ever thought about it? America's entire way of life depends on honor. You may not think so, but it is a fact. Absent self-respect, respect for others, a sense of perspective on one's place in society, history and the civic more
By ZACHARY S. FARRELL Far too many of Rhode Island's children go to school every day in dangerously crumbling and obsolete school buildings. In fact, the Rhode Island School Building Authority has calculated that the average age of school buildings more
By ANTHONY MANZI For me, as for most, the holidays are about spending time with family and feeling grateful for what you have. It's no different for families with loved ones in nursing homes who just want to know their mother or father is safe and well more
By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY "e;Rethinking our approach to education,"e; a Dec. 19 letter from Peter A. Filippi, needs a rebuttal. Mr. Filippi suggests regionalizing and privatizing our public education would save millions of dollars. Mr. Filippi offers some suspect more
By MAUREEN MAIGRET Like most older adults, at age 90 Anne wanted to stay in her own home when she started to need some help. Staying at home by using home care or adult day services is a realistic choice for many older adults with adequate means. For more
By MICHAEL ALBANESE Amazon is ready to take over the world. In Amazon's annual filing at the beginning of the year, they listed "e;transportation and logistics services"e; companies in their competitors for the first time. This means that Amazon is expected more
When I was in high school, I took a bus trip with my Mom and 40 or so women from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C. The trip was sponsored by the RI Democratic Committee.  I recall joining … more
By HEATHER COSIMINI Chasing down the perfect gifts, attending holiday parties and family gatherings, and preparing delicious meals and desserts, on top of our daily professional and personal responsibilities can leave little time for self-care. Lost in more
By MEGHAN MIMNAUGH Losing a loved one is always painful. It's particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom died from a C. diff infection, I had never heard of it. She was being treated with antibiotics for pneumonia in the more
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