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STORY OF THE WEEK: As Rhode Island edges closer to 2024, policy and politics are converging in a way that could influence the 2026 race for governor. Attorney General Peter Neronha, who is … more
Many people underestimate the impact that mental illness can have on an individual or family. It can be difficult to admit that you have a mental health problem in your life. Secondly, it can be just … more
Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives. Jonathan Vasquez and Nary Vann are the … more
Increased demands of family obligations during the Thanksgiving holiday, baking, and cleaning to host dinner, and even unrealistic expectations about family, or having a dysfunctional family, can … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: At the ripe old age of 35, Gabe Amo has emerged as the bright new star among Rhode Island Democrats. While he will enter Congress as its most junior member, Amo seems poised to … more
A recent poll published by the New York Times stirred up chatter about President Biden’s vulnerability against Donald Trump. Not a week later, Democrats nationwide celebrated major victories on … more
Of the 16.6 million living veterans, serving in World War II to the Global War on Terror, one half of these veterans are age 65 and over.  The graying of America’s veterans is … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: RI Attorney General Peter acause of government transparency, often saying that the state’s public records law should be a floor and not a ceiling. So how transparent is … more
Last Spring the U.S. House of Representatives’ powerful Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a Hearing on a tall stack of individual bills actually authored by the … more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Many adults consider it a fait accompli when it comes to teens consuming alcohol. Even though years of research tells us otherwise many kids and parents believe that everyone … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The death of 18 people in a mass shooting last week in Maine – considered the safest state in the nation, based on FBI data (per WUSA9 TV) – shattered the belief that … more
I’m an adjunct faculty member over at CCRI [currently teaching] English, just one class. My background is in higher education, so I used to work more on the student affairs side, and then I … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Organized labor has made a lot of headlines of late, what with strikes by writers in Hollywood and auto workers in Michigan. The common thread is how technology is extending the … more
On September 27, 2023, the three members of the RI Public Utilities Commission made a momentous decision to authorize RI Energy's AMF (Advanced Metering Functionality) proposal to deploy "Smart" … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In 1997, when Jack Reed first joined the U.S. Senate, the Cold War had ended and 9/11 had not yet happened. A quarter-century later, the world is a very different place, with a … more
October marks National Substance Use Prevention Month, making it an ideal time to ramp up drug overdose prevention messaging and reach as many communities as possible. Amid the ongoing opioid … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: It’s an old political axiom: don’t help your opponent get a leg up in a campaign. That helps explain why CD1 Democrat Gabe Amo — who would have gone to the … more
Again, we hear of more flooding at the Dean Estates apartments.  In 2013, my sister  lived there on the first floor and her daughter and baby grandson lived on the 2nd floor above … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you were driving around North Providence, parts of Providence or other local communities during torrential downpours early last week, you may have felt like an extra in … more
To the Editor, It was disappointing to come home from vacation last week and read that the new mayor of Johnston, Joseph Polisena Jr., had decided to spend tens of thousands of extra taxpayer … more
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