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STORY OF THE WEEK : Democratic primary voters had their say and now Gabe Amo is the new rising star in Rhode Island politics. While former state representative Aaron Regunberg was widely perceived as … more
[My family has lived in Cranston] since the early 1900s. ... their surname was Ruggieri and they were among the first families to move into the Knightsville section of Cranston. … my … more
Many grandparents have an integral role in shaping their young grandchildren’s lives, whether being a positive influence, a role model, or speaking to them about drugs and peer pressure. … more
Editor’s Note: Traditionally, Ian Donnis opens his column with a STORY OF THE WEEK. He did so this week, however, the story was devoted to the possible outcomes of the Democratic primary for … more
Special to the Herald With September already here and my daughter, Arianna, getting ready to enter preschool, the excitement of a new school year can be felt everywhere. Soon, school … more
Special to the Herald Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youths 14-18 years after unintentional injuries, according to research from the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC). … more
Former State Treasurer and Lt. Gov. Roger N. Begin: ‘Only when policymakers feel the impact of this broken system for their own families may there be reforms and funding to fix it.’ … more
A beloved father, brother and grandfather is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.   As the incurable disease moves him toward inevitable death, the stress on him and his devoted family becomes … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After being dogged for weeks by the signature-gathering controversy, Sabina Matos’s campaign is ramping up its criticism of Aaron Regunberg, buoying the perception that he is … more
Rather than the road to hell being paved with good intentions, I suggest that the road to hell is paved with unexamined assumptions. In the case of RI Energy/PPL's proposal before the RI Public … more
Amid the opioid epidemic, drug prevention and education have become critical. Fentanyl and fentanyl analogs are found in most common street drugs. It’s also common for illegal fentanyl to be … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With a bit more than six weeks until the Sept. 5 primary in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, the race took a dramatic turn last week. Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, … more
Editor’s Note: The Johnston Sun Rise reached out to Mayor Polisena for comment regarding Johnston resident Tamra Moretti’s concerns regarding the planned placement of Providence’s … more
As a concerned constituent, I attended the Town Council meeting on Monday, July 10, where I presented valid questions, heartfelt concerns, and thoughtful considerations regarding the controversial … more
The Rhode Island State Council of Churches recognizes the profound personal, institutional, and cultural impact, especially in BIPOC communities, of the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative … more
Editor’s note: Author of the Meeting with Mike column highlighting local personalities appearing in these pages turns his pen to a pet peeve as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day. … more
As Father's Day passes, I find myself reflecting on the many men who have left a mark on my life. They are coaches, neighbors, and fellow veterans and teachers. They are mentors and role models. … more
Across the nation, communities consistently look for ways to ensure that their infrastructure withstands the test of time. But as Rhode Island’s state and municipal leaders gaze into the … more
Have you ever looked down at the speedometer and caught yourself going 10mph over the speed limit when you had no intention of speeding? That’s because driving is partly a subconscious … more
STORY OF THE WEEK The out-of-town frame on the CD2 race is mainly about how a potential win by GOP candidate Allan Fung in a Democrat-leaning Rhode Island reflects a tough national outlook for … more
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