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During this season where the gifts we receive and provide to others contributes towards a feeling of general gratitude and merriment, it seems appropriate to cast a light on an organization working … more
If you know a veteran, ensure they’re treated like family. Consider adding a seat to the holiday dinner table. Look past whatever flaws they may have. They fought for you. They risked … more
Our story this week highlighting a conference held by the New England Donor Services left us with a couple of resounding thoughts, but the biggest takeaway was that Rhode Islanders should not be … more
To The Editor, Who do you call when it’s the police breaking the law? What do you do when your council person and mayor are uninterested in finding a viable solution; when the state says … more
There was something somberly fitting about the inconsistency among various government and private entities regarding when to observe the most recent Veterans’ Day, which fell on a Saturday this … more
In the midst of multiple, overlapping crises that often result in the loss of housing for at-risk individuals, we are grateful to be able to report on organizations like the House of Hope, which shed … more
The Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation announced last week that $1 million is being earmarked to schools in the Feinstein Leadership program. Alan Shawn Feinstein, who leaves a legacy of urging and … more
While the newly released results of the most recent batch of RICAS test data isn’t exactly a cause for celebration, they at least provide some hope that we are getting our kids back on a … more
As humans and particularly as journalists, we often try to look for slivers of light in the darkest of times to insulate ourselves against the negative emotions that can result from observing and … more
Dedicated readers of my column, who I have no reason to believe exist, will know that this isn't’ the first time I’ve talked about disc golf. It’s been a hobby of mine for almost 5 … more
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Such appears to finally be the case with New England’s most beloved and winningest team, the Patriots. Yes, after two decades of … more
A recent story in the “Wall Street Journal” chronicled the use of artificial intelligence in a new dating app. Users snap a photo of their face — that’s it — and the AI … more
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
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