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To the Editor: The state of Rhode Island must provide water, heat, electricity and air conditioning; heat and air conditioning to meet 70 degrees for normal living conditions. The Necessity Act … more
The world could quite literally be at our fingertips with Google’s latest development in virtual reality. Google Expeditions, an upcoming virtual reality app, paired with Google Cardboard, a … more
This past week, the governor presented her fiscal year 2017 budget during her State of the State address. Meanwhile, in the General Assembly, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello attempted to ram … more
To the Editor: The Lifestyle story in the Dec. 29 issue, “All aboard for a glimpse of RI’s many railroads,” brought to my mind all the many years of living next to the railroad … more
To the Editor: Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert … more
“It’s apocryphal, but it’s a good story,” Joe said, settling into a chair. Ever the reporter, although now retired, Joe Kernan cautioned, “It could be true; it sounds like … more
When Ray Di Pasquale started work as the Community College of Rhode Island’s president in 2006, he faced a number of challenges. Dissatisfaction levels among faculty had been high, with a vote … more
After months of consuming virtually all of the political oxygen on Smith Hill, the debate over truck tolling and the governor’s RhodeWorks initiative has, for the time being, been settled. The … more
The sight of discarded mattresses and box springs – on the side of the road, alongside dumpsters or charitable collection boxes, in vacant lots, in wooded areas – is unfortunately too familiar … more
This past week, President Barack Obama held both a news conference and a town meeting to address his proposed executive order concerning gun control. In a daytime news conference on Tuesday, Jan. … more
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