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By TIM McCANDLESS My three older brothers and I grew up in Scouting and became Eagle Scouts in the `'70s and early '80s. My sister, Marjorie, loved Scouting, too. She wanted to be a Scout but was not permitted to participate. Regrettably, she missed out more
By GLENN MOLLETTE I had my fourth colonoscopy recently. The best part of the procedure is when it's over. Honestly, it's not that big of a deal, but it's always easier to say that when it's over! When I was in my gown five minutes before the test I more
By REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCKI The fact that Boston is on the short list" for the new Amazon headquarters raises the following question for Rhode Island - how can we prepare to benefit if the company does land an hour north of us? This is not a new" more
By COLLEEN PETERS and PETER MELANSON Drones are the new iPhone. Everyone has to have one. Whether you are an extreme sport enthusiast, travel photography nerd, or a business owner, they can provide an extraordinary birds-eye-view and first-class more
By ROY DiNOLA and ALYSSA GALUSKA Brexit dominates the news in the U.K. and tariffs do so in the U.S.; Big sweeping economic changes can tug at people's heartstrings, inspire thoughts of independence and cause a rally for the homeland's prosperity. It has more
The President’s recent comments on Russian meddling in the 2016 elections cycle have been a low point in his administration. His confusing statements and failure to correctly articulate his … more
By GARY SASSE A system of checks and balances functions best when people on opposite sides of an issue are capable of compromise. For the last decade, hyper-partisanship, not problem-solving, has characterized American governance. Alice Rivlin, former more
By Bob HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. Ever evolving, the country was built by Indigenous People, slaves, immigrants, religious seekers, those looking for fortune and the forcibly absorbed (Mexicans for example). We are an extremely unique more
By EMILY WHITE and BETH CRONIN She came into the Emergency Room alone, wild eyed with fear. When the painful contractions came she would moan and cry, asking for pain medication. This went on for hours and all we could offer her were words of more
By JEREMY GREENBERG As the college Class of 2018 ventures out into the working world, many of them will choose to work for themselves, or at least entertain the thought. A variety of factors - less security in the traditional job market, more innovation more
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