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 STORY OF THE WEEK: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was the right person in the right place at the right time when the pandemic came to Rhode Island. Although she had never faced a challenge of … more
The line outside the funeral home  Had many standing on their feet  Far out past the parking lot  And to a nearby street.  Folks had come from … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Will 2022 be the year when Covid-19 fades as a public health threat and becomes something more like the seasonal flu? A lot of informed people expect that to be the case. For … more
As the Rhode Island Senate convenes this month, I plan for us to embark upon a transformational session for our state. The federal relief funds distributed to Rhode Island offer a once-in-a-state and … more
What’s in a name?  A lot!  My wife’s father, the first child born in the U.S. to her Italian immigrant grandparents, was named Americo in honor of the new land his parents would … more
By Neri Franco,Kelsey Greene,Beatrice Hoffman,and Jason Lau "Go green," a slogan we all try to live by, but how easy is it really to "go green?" News of global warming pervades the world's psyche and people are rightfully worried. People are making more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Over the summer, when COVID cases were significantly down and precautions relaxed, it was easy to think the pandemic was on its way out. Well, so much for that. Things have been trending in a more worrisome direction for months, first more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The jockeying for Rhode Island's 2022 election season is well under way, although it's impossible to know how much things may change by the primary next September. Gov. Dan McKee retains the benefits of incumbency -- something that more
 No quick fix to housing need, but we must continue working By SPEAKER K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI In my first year as House Speaker, I’m proud of the way we worked together as a chamber to … more
General Assembly districts must be about equal in population.  Instead of using U.S. Census population data to draw new district lines, some activists want to deviate from it.  Rather than … more
By JENNIFER RITZAU, M.D. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us just how quickly and unexpectedly a person's health can change. Those tasked with helping to manage a loved-one's care often assume there will be plenty of time to talk about end-of-life more
By STACIE POTTS and KAREN ROSENBERG Like every city and town in Rhode Island, Cranston has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in many different ways. There has been loss of revenue to the city, essential workers directly impacted by the pandemic, more
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