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Second nature can be deceiving. Second nature fooled me Sunday on a return trip from Upstate NY. I've made the drive 10 to 15 times a year ever since we moved to Rhode Island in 1968. I haven't done the math, but that's hundreds of times. In the years more
What a difference a year makes. One year ago, Rhode Island was locked down in state-mandated quarantine and non-essential businesses that couldn't operate remotely were closed indefinitely, with no idea when they might be able to re-open - if they could more
We all know the cautionary tale of the oblivious frog being boiled in a pot of water that slowly but steadily rises in temperature. In many ways, affordable housing in Rhode Island has followed that example throughout the years - apart from the fact that more
There was no counting of the rings when she came down, but my guess is that the maple was more than 100 years old. The core to the tree was gone. We were left with a stump, a ring of wood 6 to 8 inches around a hole that dropped 2 feet below the surface more
We feel comfortable making the claim that our community is important to us. We strive to bring you the most relevant and local news each week to keep you better informed and better able to contribute to the community yourself. This commitment has been more
In 1977, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said, "The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of more
City Council President Steve McAllister has set a worthy goal to make council meetings a showcase of democracy in action. His aim is to engage the community, introducing them to the issues addressed by the council and how that may affect their lives. For more
In the rapidly accelerating debate over charter school expansion in Rhode Island, it has become apparent that we can offer no easy answer to the simple question: Are more charter schools a good thing for students in the state? However, this does not mean more
Touted as the most significant financial relief package passed in American History, the $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan" has already infused millions of Americans with $1,400 stimulus checks, reinforced unemployment insurance benefits until September more
Paula Pratt was a judge on Sunday, March 7. She wasn't wearing robes or in a courthouse. She was sitting at home, or at least that's what it looked to be. Paula was one of more than 25 volunteers serving as judges for the 38th annual Rhode Island more
In today's hyper-politicized, ultra-combative and increasingly divided United States of America, a core issue contributing to all three of those worsening conditions seems to be a fundamental disconnect between those who stand on either side of two more
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