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To the Editor: Rhode Island's entrenched fearsome foursome, sorry to say, in the Congress of the United States display their true colors each and every time they speak regarding the Trump administration. Is it an attempt to preserve a legacy of an more
By DAVID TALAN and WILLIAM RICCI The Providence Republican Party has come out against Mayor Jorge Elorza's proposal to monetize the Providence water system. The mayor's plan is designed to protect the city's pension and health plan for retirees, which is more
The practice of burying our dead is one that dates back in human history as far as 100,000 years, by some estimates. In fact, burial of the deceased is not only a human phenomenon, as elephants and chimpanzees have been observed covering fallen brethren more
By SENATOR JAMES C. SHEEHAN There are few professionals whose dedication and knowledge can match that of our physicians. Doctors should be respected and supported for that professionalism, especially since we literally put our lives in their hands. In more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Many years ago, Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season was a big deal. Millions of fans, who had hibernated from their beloved sport over the winter months, not only awaited the season's first pitch, but a review of the box more
The Lazy Susan was the final straw. For years, the corner cabinet spun in only one direction to expose half of its contents. That's just the way it was, although by wedging a knife - a butter knife, nothing sharp - where it bound and exerting some force, more
Capital punishment has long been abolished in Rhode Island, but an archaic, century-old law allows the state to inflict another kind of death" on some prisoners. Under the terms of the provision - which was enacted in 1909 and remains in effect - people" more
To the Editor: In 1991 our U.S. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month. With approximately 33 million, or 10 percent, of the U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry, this affords a large pool of happy celebrants for events associated more
By MAUREEN MARTIN As Women's History Month comes to an end, it is a time to honor the outstanding achievements of women throughout history and celebrate the work that remains ongoing through various movements and organizations. One such movement, more
To the Editor: As my senior year is coming to a close in less than nine weeks, the Pilgrim Political Involvement Club (PIL-PI-RI) has concluded and is retiring from Pilgrim High School this week. While this is indeed sad news, I personally had to make more
“What’s the accent like?” an old friend back in California asked when I moved to Rhode Island two years ago. I pondered this for a moment and replied that it seemed to be a cross between a … more
Sometimes the most important things to discuss openly can also be the most difficult to talk about. In the case of mental illness, it is clear that as a society we can no longer accept hiding behind our apprehensions and misunderstandings and that we more
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