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Even by the most current Census Bureau data provided by the state Department of Elderly Affairs, which in itself approaches ancient history by today's standards, as of 2006 23.6 percent of the state's population, or 252,000 of us, were 55 years old or more
By TESSA ROY “This is going to sound like a strange request, but I’m not sure what to do at this point,” I said over the phone to a Providence Police officer last Tuesday night. As we … more
The Great Flood of 2010 was a perfect storm. Conditions lined up ensuring that no matter how much precipitation we received that streams were going to overflow, as the ground was already a mushy sponge. Snowmelt supplemented by rain already filled more
To the Editor:With Eugene “Neil” Fachon’s passing on February 19, 2017, critics of Dr. Burzynski may be anxious to see if they’ve acquired new allies in their endless quest to … more
It's a matter of numbers. Understandably, people are concerned what it is going to cost them to have sewers run in front of their homes. That's been an issue for as long as the city started building a sewer system in the 1960s. Back then there was more
Fearing the conceivable overturning of Roe v. Wade under the Trump presidency, the abortion industry and its legislative allies have proposed a preemptive remedy in Rhode Island entitled the Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017 (S more
Throughout my lifetime, I have always looked forward to inauguration day. Whether my preferred candidate had succeeded or not, this unique in the world peaceful transition of power held a certain democratic beauty. Even if a new president's ideology did more
It's taken more than 14 years to complete a lasting memorial to the 100 who lost their lives in The Station nightclub fire on Feb. 20, 2003 in the worst tragedy in Rhode Island history and the fourth deadliest fire in the country. Some would say that's more
The City Council made the right move in granting the balance of a $25 million approved by voters in 2006 that will be used to replace the heating system and install air exchangers at Veterans Memorial Junior High School among a list of other less costly more
The thought occurred to me as I stood on the roof during a break in Saturday's showers and reached to clear the gutters that were still spilling over. What could go wrong? The soles to my shoes are ribbed. I had good footing. The roof has a modest pitch. more
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