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To the Editor: Chris Curran wrote a half page rancid tripe op-ed piece that appeared in this paper (and several others on 2/23), but it was more an unadulterated slam on President Trump who has been in office a full month. A whole month! Mr. Curran more
By LONNIE BARHAM The Providence Journal reminded us recently that our little state agreed in 2013 to commit our future presidential electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote, even if that presidential candidate has lost Rhode more
To the Editor:Having been a regular attendee at city council meetings for many years now, I can remember what sparked my interest in local civics, or should I say, “my concern.” Prior to … more
To the Editor: March 1, 2017 is the date that Mayor Scott Avedisian will close the Buttonwoods Community Center. This is a very bad decision. Plans are to shift the card players to the Pilgrim Center, which is already overcrowded and with a parking lot more
The first of three and perhaps more city budget hearings will be held this Friday starting at 5 p.m. when the mayor presents his $165 million school budget, which is $2 million less than what schools requested. Overall, Mayor Scott Avedisian is asking more
By STEPHEN TRANGHESE Besides the dog, no creature has warmed the hearts of the American family more than cats. I know it, you know it, people love cats, and it's easy to see why. The cuddling, the purring and their Meow-nificent mannerisms, such as their more
To the Editor: I recently read the article about the Ethics Commission fining Donna Travis over her involvement with three charity-type organizations that she donates hundreds of hours of her time to and receives no money from. Got that? She doesn't more
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
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