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To the Editor: Recent press coverage of the inadequacies of the 911 system aroused my interest. As Chairman of the Coventry Fire District, and a nurse practitioner, I have a personal stake in protecting my taxpayers and patients. I contacted more
Student activism is a sign of a healthy democracy, and in the instance of advocacy regarding school gun violence it is especially necessary to get input from the students who inhabit the spaces that are all too often in the news for dark, tragic reasons. more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. As an idea, it is beautiful. Concepts like democracy, a free press, fair courts, and the ability to vote are things that other nations admire. In fact, people often dream to come here. With all of this more
It may be poor timing to pen this editorial in advance of what could be this winter's worst snow storm yet - less than a week from the first official day of spring, no less. However not all warm and fuzzy feelings are derived from weather, and the first more
To the Editor: These days I am afraid to turn on my computer or listen to the news to see what damage Trump has done. This morning we learned Mr. Trump, The Fish and Wildlife Service and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have all decided in favor of funding" more
Seventy percent of jobs in Rhode Island require more training and education than a high school diploma alone, yet only 45 percent of Rhode Islanders have any type of college degree. As the states education more
To the Editor: Since the tragic shooting at a Florida high school, a half dozen people have asked me why shouldn’t “assault rifles” and “those clip things that hold a lot of bullets” be … more
To the Editor: We can stop climate change. Recent breakthroughs and ongoing innovation have given us the tools we need to fix the problem. We don't have to wait for new discoveries before we start. We can start now, which is good because, at this point more
Young women and teen girls have always had it tough and the recent Hollywood scandals illustrate the types of problems women have had to face not only in entertainment but in many other industries as well. There is however long-time more
By HERB WEISS Lt. Governor Dan McKee is gearing up Rhode Island's fight against the skyrocketing incidence of Alzheimer's disease, called by some as one of the `biggest epidemics in medical history.' Last Wednesday, he announced $30,000 in grants secured more
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