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Sometimes a little anger goes a long way. In Ethel Ricci's case, that anger took her all the way to Washington D.C. in order to advocate on behalf of the many loved ones she had lost to cancer. After losing her father, brother, brother-in-law, niece and more
Ollie looked at me, tail wagging slowly. How did he know what I had planned before even getting out my hiking boots and jacket? He watched every move and, when I finally reached for the leash, he stood at the door, looking back to ensure that I was more
By GLORIA QUINN In the 2018 legislative session, something wonderful happened. A policy was proposed, the public responded and made its position heard, and our state leaders listened and responded by addressing the policy collaboratively. The policy in more
To the Editor: Debates are an integral part of our democracy. They have formed the very foundation of how people choose their leaders. Look back at the Lincoln/Douglas debates. How different would America be if Lincoln had not shown himself through those more
By TOM MEZZANOTTE More disappointing news for RI Sport fans - the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox. I have followed the saga surrounding the efforts of many to keep the PawSox in Rhode Island. Would the state be at risk? Should the owners pay more? What a more
When discussing large sums of money, it's important to keep things in perspective. For most of us - newspaper employees definitely included - trying to conceptualize how far even just one million dollars truly goes is a difficult task... more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Top of the first, Jonesy was looking for a signal. Runners on first and second. A passed ball -both runners advance. Now first was open so a double play wasn't a concern. With two on and one out, he could be looking for a squeeze bunt more
Ken stories are folklore in our family. Of all the foreign students we hosted, Ken Nishimura has earned that dubious distinction of being the one to ensure a good laugh at every party. Actually, Ken was the exception. We served as a host family for more
In an age where nearly every topic has become viciously polarizing, relations with law enforcement officers has become increasingly strained in communities across the country - sometimes for valid reasons related to abuse of power and unnecessary more
To the Editor: In last week's Democratic primary, people of Senate District 30 honored me with a majority of their votes. I am deeply grateful to them, and thankful for the opportunity to serve in the Rhode Island Senate. At the same time, I have to more
To the Editor: Political power in Rhode Island needs to be balanced to counter its near-dictatorial Speaker of the House - not the person, the position. That's why those who promote the line-item veto . . . want the governor to be more powerful and" more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING A significant portion of my job is working with young people regarding leadership, problem solving and critical thinking. These skills can help prepare students become more capable citizens. I wrote this article shortly after a High more
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