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Two decades ago, Boston Harbor was widely considered the dirtiest harbor in America. Sewage and pollution from local industry made it unsafe to fish or swim in the harbor or the Charles River. But … more
Individuals struggling with an addiction to drugs often travel a difficult path. Sometimes it starts out so harmless and simple – a drink with friends or smoking a joint just to socialize. Other … more
Federal lawmakers are constantly tinkering with the health care market. Often, these invasions have perverse consequences. Indeed, one federal initiative designed to provide poor Americans with … more
As we look back on the past 12 months, we can see that this has been a year of accomplishments and a year of challenges. In our state, we have the capacity, the policies and the public support we … more
For countless years, humans and animals have bonded in remarkable ways – for companionship, for protection and for working side by side with their human counterparts in various endeavors. … more
It was my second year of college, and I was attending a religious university. As with any such university, there were strong guidelines for admittance. These included modest dress, proper grooming, … more
“Following the rules is not easy.” — Today’s Parent It doesn’t matter that the New England Patriots deflated their footballs during Sunday’s game against the … more
On July 16, Cranston Police were called to the Wal-Mart at 1776 Plainfield Pike for a man screaming and yelling threats at people. Police arrived to find the man had left but witnesses told police he … more
As the director of recycling services at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), I spend a good bit of my time talking with Rhode Islanders about what items can and can’t be recycled … more
The snow has melted away – for now, at least. Temperatures have risen into the 50s – on some days. Baseball is being played – albeit it several hundred miles to the south and west. All … more
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