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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
What’s a middle-of-the-road American to do?  On the left, the average, hard-working American sees the progressive/anarchist mob.  On the right, this quietly patriotic American sees … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: "Money, it's a gas," sang Pink Floyd. As we edge closer to an election year in Rhode Island, two different money matters remain in high effect: piles of federal dollars are flowing into states, setting the stage for possible more
By REP. JULIE A. CASIMIRO On Saturday, Oct. 30, a large crowd gathered at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in the early morning hours. We were not there to catch flights to locations across the country or to pick up loved ones from more
By BRANDON POTTER and JOHN DONEGAN The proposed retail development on the former site of the Narragansett Brewery recently brought many Cranston officials out to tour the location. The plan includes an AutoZone, fast-food restaurant, a retail shopping more
By MARK A. INCZE Since COVID-19 took hold in the United States in March 2020, the term "unprecedented" has been used countless times to describe never-before-seen events and challenges. To add to the applications of the term, we apply a number: 595. This more
By SENS. ALANA DIMARIO and SANDRA CANO As we continue to struggle our way out of a pandemic and decide how to best invest money to provide for our future, we should focus our attention squarely on child care. It's no secret that many families face more
STORY OF THE WEEK: November is almost here, signaling the approach of the holiday season and a general lull in the growing drumbeat of Rhode Island's 2022 campaign season. That makes this a good time to take the temperature of a few key indicators on the more
By JOSEPH REAGAN For the first time in 20 years, we celebrate Veterans Day in relative peace. On Nov. 11, 1918, Ralph Lindsey wrote from his hospital bed in France: "Armistice signed at 11 o'clock. Grand celebration all over France. War is at last over more
It’s now time to stamp out Antisemitism – Herb Weiss   By Herb Weiss   The American Jewish Committee (AJC), one of the oldest nation’s Jewish advocacy groups … more
How district lines are drawn can decide an election. Currently, a commission composed of legislators and legislative appointees are developing a redistricting plan for the General Assembly. In redistricting, gerrymandering sometimes occurs. more
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