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There is a theory nicknamed the Butterfly Effect, or more scientifically and mathematically known as the Chaos Theory. Simply stated, it is the idea that small, seemingly imperceptible changes - such as the flapping of a more
All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and IGT. Lottery revenues are the third largest source of state income and are used to provide essential state services … more
To the Editor: For years, so many of us had taken Benny's for granted. Who would have thought our favorite store would not be around forever? Benny's, you gave us no warning. We were shocked, blindsided. What would happen to us? Where would we shop now? more
The concept of Halloween has always been an intriguing one. We encourage kids to dress up in silly outfits and go out into their surrounding neighborhoods and literally take candy from strangers - pretty much the antithesis of what they're told to do more
By STEVEN FRIAS Over the last three months, International Game Technology (IGT) and its affiliate have spent approximately $1.8 million lobbying Rhode Islanders to support a no-bid deal which will give IGT a billion dollars over the next 20 years. more
To the Editor: I am a secondary education English major at Rhode Island College (RIC), minoring in rhetoric in writing. To complete my minor, I had to undergo an internship that naturally had an emphasis on rhetoric and writing. In one of my undergrad more
The weeks leading up to the holidays bring into focus the struggles and needs of so many people in our communities. For the most vulnerable among us, a season meant for reflection and giving thanks far too frequently places added strain on already more
To the Editor:Nationwide, fall is known as “Walk Season” for the Alzheimer’s Association, as local chapters gear up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s events that are the … more
It's an image that became instantly iconic - and it has a direct Rhode Island connection. The picture, taken during a recent White House meeting last week, shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing from her seat at a table, her finger pointed at more
To the Editor: Although the 2020 General Election is about 13 months away, now is the time to examine all the candidates and their response to the issues that we deem important. With the proper review of each we should then be well informed to vote in more
By ERIN O'BRIEN The solitary swans had been gone about a week when I wondered who the new tenants in the cove would be. I watched one afternoon as two hawks competed for airspace and the hunting spoils below, but they were just passing through. Suddenly, more
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Fresh Air host families and volunteer leaders Rhode Island. Because of their dedication and commitment, thousands of children from New York City's low-income communities participated in more
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