Opinion

Keeping kids safe in the summer heat

The first heat wave of the summer has arrived in Rhode Island, and it's hot outside. But not as hot as the interior of a closed car or truck. In the last week in the United States, four children under the age of four have perished after being forgotten

Letters

A focus on safe, clean neighborhoods

To the Editor: I was pleased to participate in the ribbon cutting for Rhode Island Housing's new Help Center located in Warwick on Monday, July 25. As a member of the board of commissioners of Rhode Island Housing, I am proud of the work this agency does
Columns

A lackluster, fear-stoking convention

At the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, the GOP faithful formally nominated a man who is perhaps the most inordinate candidate in Republican Party history. Donald J. Trump, a real estate developer from New York City, became the party's nominee. In
Op-Ed

Rhode Island needs `the right to try'

When Navy fighter pilot Matt Bellina was 30, he went to the doctor to have some odd symptoms checked out. The diagnosis was a shock: Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS. ALS is always fatal, usually killing its victims