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To the Editor: Warwick schools have been much in the news of late with the departure of the Superintendent, the discussion of the 2022 budget, and the weighing of options for the renovation of the high school buildings. What might have been lost in the more
Eleven months ago, Warwick voters elected an independent as mayor, the first to hold the city's top elective post in decades. Frank Picozzi was true to his chosen political label. He deliberately didn't court endorsements from unions nor from those in more
To the Editor: The intersection of Post Road and Airport Road had its usual heavy traffic last Monday when I drove by a cluster of demonstrators, near the IHOP, brandishing an "F--- Biden" banner. We can only speculate how many primary school students in more
To the Editor: Why do we need Old Warwick Ave. to be a through street? Why do we need to spend the money to put a bridge over the brook at Old Warwick Ave.? There are no houses on … more
Where does the right to personal choice end, and the burden of personal responsibility to protect your fellow beings begin? How far is someone willing to go to preserve the former at the expense of the latter? Rhode Island will find out in the coming more
With the state gubernatorial primaries about a year away, political season in Rhode Island has officially begun. We know that the Democratic candidates include State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, and former Secretary of more
I knew something was on his mind when I heard my name uttered from the front counter. He could see me, so he knew I was there, but Gene Nadeau never just walked into the newsroom without being invited. I'd wave him to come over from my chair and Gene more
Animals make for some of the best of stories. I wasn't thinking of that Sunday morning. I checked the kitchen clock. It was after 6 and not too early to visit Bill and Irene Donahay, who live in Cole Farm. Usually I arrive via the bay once or twice a more
It’s a common cliché to say that “only the youth can save us.” In some ways, such a statement is an oversimplification of the challenges that we face in everyday … more
Wilhelmus van Haaren was 10 at the beginning of World War II when the Japanese took control of the Netherlands East Indies and the city of Bandung, “The Paris of the East,” on the island … more
Twenty years ago this Saturday, the world changed forever following an unthinkable act of terrorism. In the years since, an entire generation of kids born prior to the attacks have grown up in a country locked in a perpetual state of war. Some of those more
Although the average voter may not spend much time thinking about redistricting - the process by which legislative districts are drawn and re-drawn based on things like population fluctuations and the changing demographics of communities - they remain an more
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