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Another anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks has come and gone; this year commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in American history. There has never … more
I don’t dare to have an opinion on the purchase of the Park Theatre. I don’t live in Cranston. I don’t put my tax dollars into the city’s pocket. I don’t meddle in … more
Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of the late Jimmy Buffett, who passed away at age 76 this weekend from a very rare form of skin cancer, it is worthwhile to point out when the loss of … more
As back to school season kicks off, it’s a good time to remember the forward thinking of residents throughout our coverage area who saw the need to invest in our local schools through bond … more
Doug is a breakfast person. I am not. That doesn’t mean that I won’t eat breakfast when offered, but I’m rarely looking for it. We wake up in the morning, and breakfast is the … more
This week we featured an op-ed written by Matthew R. Trimble, President & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Community, regarding a growing crisis involving Rhode Island’s nursing homes. The issue … more
Wait! It’s not what you think. Today’s column isn’t a sad melodrama about my continuing struggles with disability, the country’s medical system or how much I miss having … more
Although the dust has somewhat settled (for now) on the signature scandal of this political season, involving an investigation into fraudulent nomination signatures obtained through the course of Lt. … more
Nothing much can top a Rhode Island summer day out on the water with a few friends, taking in the sights of the Bay and enjoying the cool breeze of the ocean. The idyllic scenery is often … more
Whether you’ve been swept off your feet by a knee-deep river while hiking or found yourself caught in a rip tide, anyone with such an experience can attest to the exceptionally frightening … more
Nobody said it was going to be easy. With the commencement of a bonafide hunt for the Gaspee off Namquid Point last year to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the burning of the British … more
Does anyone remember a time in the not so distant past when New England had regular seasons? Ponds froze solid in the winter, foliage popped in October, summers were hot but mostly tolerable and … more
Thank you for your consideration. I read with great interest your article about the Top Golf and Itri Square projects and how wonderfully the whole process was executed. (6/28/2023) However, I … more
On June 14, 2023, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, released its annual report on the global displacement crisis, and the findings paint a stark and alarming picture. The report reveals that the number … more
In recent years, we have seen a growing number of news stories that portray transgender people in a negative light. These stories often focus on isolated incidents of violence or crime, and they … more
To the Editor, In the past 3 years, I think I have attended about 3 City Council meetings. In all the 25 years that I’ve lived in Cranston, I’ve probably attended 5 meetings. But I … more
As Rhode Islanders take to the beaches or explore destinations elsewhere on vacation during the July Fourth holiday season — or wringing out their clothes after what was a rain-soaked … more
Nothing reminds you of the joys of interacting with the world more than being forced to spend time by yourself. Such is a lesson that people, and developers, have taken to heart in the time … more
Amidst the many actions taken by the General Assembly during the final moments of the 2023 legislative session, one decision in particular could potentially serve to the benefit of municipalities, … more
Few things can cut through today’s polarized political climate like the emotional impact of an Honor Flight. Since 2012, the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Honor Flight Hub, in collaboration … more
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