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In the story of the Little Dutch Boy, a young boy returning home from school finds a leak in a dam and, recognizing the danger it posed, stuck his finger in the hole to plug the leak. There he stood resolute overnight until his calls for help were more
To the Editor:“Lincoln’s Chair” by Robert Houghtaling was beautifully written and well expressed for the majority of us who voted for Clinton. When I was a young child, rummaging … more
It's a time for turkey, or turkey leftovers if you're reading this later in the week. It's also a time to review Black Friday circulars and make lists, or to head to work and stock shelves so the stores are ready for the rush of doorbusters that signal more
A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some more
To the Editor: Customers of the “Pay for Play” gang are hereby notified that their passes expired on November 8, 2016 when the amusement playground closed. Any disappointment may be assuaged … more
One could have expected that the most unorthodox candidate in United States history to be elected to the presidency would probably choose the most inordinate cabinet. That expectation is being … more
To the Editor: It is with tears in my eyes that I notify you that Rhode Island has just lost the man whom we believe to be the oldest World War II Veteran in our state. Arthur Jeremiah Latham Jr., a 106-year-old gentleman who achieved the rank of Chief more
To the Editor:President Obama called Donald Trump’s victory “the usual zig and zag of politics,” as if nothing unusual is taking place. He is either whistling past the … more
To the Editor: Because of its location and size, Rhode Island should fund the repair of its bridges and roads by reducing its tax on gasoline and diesel fuel to 20 cents per gallon. Every RI driver, (private and business), would save 16 cents per gallon. more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING Throw in a little religion Your God is not like ours Add in a lot of oil So smoke can blot out shining stars Then reward all the greedy And forget some precepts and ideals To create the present atmosphere That for many seems unreal more
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