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By STEVE FRIAS Our world has been brought to a standstill by something so tiny, it's invisible - a virus. COVID-19 began in Wuhan, China, possibly at an unsanitary market which sold wild animals like bats. This virus is between 10 and 35 times more more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata announced she is seeking a R.I. Supreme Court judgeship. State law and an Ethics Commission regulation prohibit legislators from seeking or being appointed to a judgeship until they have been out of office more
It's hard to get your work done when Ollie is around. It hasn't always been like this. Our adopted spotted coonhound from North Carolina, via the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, has always had an aloof side. He only hears his name when it is more
Hi there! I'm Ian Donnis, the political reporter at Rhode Island's NPR member station, The Public's Radio (89.3 FM, online at thepublicsradio.org). I write a weekly column to look back at the top RI political stories of the week and to share some other more
Sometimes you're better off not thinking. I wouldn't advise this if you're planning on passing a test, whether it is to get a drivers' license, a course or getting a job. Nor would I recommend it should you hope to impress possible future in-laws or more
It's not customary to see a son hug his father at 7:20 a.m. at Tennis Rhode Island, especially when they're playing on different courts. But then Saturday wasn't just another day for retired Warwick teacher and Toll Gate tennis coach Bob Coker. It was more
A glow lined the horizon. The moon was bright above. It was Easter morning. But this Easter would be different from others. My routine of bundling up to catch the sunrise service at Warwick Light, which wind, rain and cold never canceled, was not to be more
By ERIN O'BRIEN The blank movie theatre marquee, closed houses of worship, and an American flag at half staff were solemn reminders of these uncertain days, as I drove to buy groceries. An errand like this had become a special outing. When Governor Gina more
I had a mission and less than six hours to accomplish it. Obviously, I shouldn't have waited until Christmas Eve to conduct my search for a chess set for my granddaughter Sydney. Chess sets are not exactly rare, and I figured I would find what I was more
You could set your watch by Harvey Davies. If you didn't see his Cherokee outside Davies Service Center in Conimicut, you knew it wasn't quite 8 a.m., although the lights would be on and you could see the heads of the "e;coffee committee."e; Of course that more
We could all use a laugh about now, so here are some offbeat observations and suggestions since we've settled into this new and totally weird norm where the governor informs us daily of new cases of coronavirus and, in case you've forgotten, that this is more
They looked like a trio of good friends - the three amigos. Standing in the middle, Carol was looking up at the brightening morning sky. To her left was Ollie, sniffing the ground and occasionally carefully selecting a blade of grass to chew. And on her more
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