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Our first President George Washington often wrote about his fears of factionalism. His concern was that strong political parties would devolve into searching for debilitating scandals that would paralyze their opponents. Unfortunately, old George was more
Can you measure joy? Sure, you can sum up a vacation, a night on the town, an outing with friends as a “good time,” or a “great time.” And there are those times when you feel an uplifting, … more
It’s difficult to describe pain. I tried. “It’s somewhere near there,” I said pushing my hand on my back below the belt line, “it’s constant, although it’s not as bad sometimes as … more
To the Editor:There is a line from an old Laurel and Hardy movie: Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into. The “me” are Warwick students, teachers and parents; … more
The Kent County Reentry Council celebrated its 10th anniversary on Tuesday at City Hall, an anniversary which wouldn't have been possible if not for many people - from the five chiefs of the Kent County police departments to a half dozen help agencies - more
There’s something inherently cool about living in a community that has been around for 375 years. Such a description is not possible except for a handful of places in the country – and we reside … more
While I truly hope the Pawtucket Red Sox will continue for years to come, as a state senator who has to vote on a publicly backed stadium, I have a responsibility to protect the public interest. The … more
The most common answer of any Rhode Islander when asked about the quality of life in our state is “great state, lousy government.” For four decades now, this writer has witnessed governor … more
By MARC W. KOHLER This spring, I started doing research to create a storytelling presentation for school aged children about the Burning of the Gaspee. During that research, I discovered things that would help make Rhode Islanders very proud of our past. more
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, an oligarchy is a government in which power is in the hands of a few. Its second definition is a government where policy serves a small group of wealth holders with primacy. Two significant changes in government more
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