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By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the more
It's too early to be thinking of sailing unless you're one of those who don dry suits and launch their Sunfish off the docks at Edgewood Yacht Club on Sunday for a morning of frostbiting. There's another group that gathers on the docks of East Greenwich more
By STEVEN FRIAS An old adage is to avoid discussing politics and religion. A debate on abortion usually entangles both politics and religion, which is why even politicians may try to avoid it. Therefore, some were surprised when for the first time in a more
A 12-minute set,” Bob announced to those in the locker room Saturday. There were incredulous responses. “How did you manage that? You really must have been on top of your … more
Finally some snow. Okay, I know winter is wearing thin, but did you really expect to get through it without at least one “respectable” snowstorm, not these measly slushy messes? Besides, a … more
I want to thank the Cranston Herald's readers for your comments and questions following our first House Talk" column. I appreciate your interest and active engagement. Among the many issues the House is focusing during this legislative session are" more
The faint odor of natural gas greeted me when I opened the porch door to the kitchen. I could hear Carol's greeting from the living room, and on my way through the kitchen I checked the stove burners. They were off. Dinner was ready to be turned on. I" more
“What kind of dog do you own?” I found the question out of left field as I and a lineup of reporters and TV cameramen stood in the shadow of a mountain of road salt, waiting for the governor … more
By STEVEN FRIAS After the election, the state Department of Education released the results of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS), which mirrors the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The results revealed that only more
I couldn't hear my daughter-in-law, Erica. She had the hood of her jacket pulled down over her forehead and was waving her arms. It had to be some sort of disaster. Over the noise of the chainsaw that my son, Ted, was using to clear branches, I learned more
By HERB WEISS Less than four months ago, a research report released by the Washington, D.C.-based National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), using an analysis of U.S. Census data, found that even with the nation's economic recovery, savings levels more
You never know where you'll find news. I certainly didn't expect it in a farmhouse built at the turn of the century in upstate New York. Once a duplex with an outhouse, the house is in sorry condition these days. It has not been lived in for more than a more
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