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I can't say when I met Vera Crenca for a first time, but it had to be more than 50 years ago. She was the gatekeeper to then Mayor Philip W. Noel and the one I needed to speak with if I was going to talk to him. She always wore a smile, and there was more
Politics has largely taken a back seat to far more pressing concerns in recent weeks as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, and rightfully so. But this year's elections will have enormous implications, from the national level on down. And given the more
There's no avoiding the impacts of a pandemic. Whether you're a frontline medical worker or were simply looking forward to seeing a loved one get married - we're all experiencing some form of disruption due to COVID-19. Undoubtedly, we'll look back on more
It's not just about you. We teach this lesson to children when they first arrive at the age of reasoning - once they're beyond the wholly dependent years of infancy and the starry-eyed toddler years where every day in their little shoes is just that: a more
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday shut down all state parks and Massachusetts extended its closure of non-essential businesses until May 4. We're undoubtedly in the midst of the coronavirus frenzy that has defined 2020 and grinded our nation to a halt - more
As schools in Rhode Island will remain closed until at least April 3 due to the state's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, this week saw the beginning of the first widespread distance learning plans in state history - as students, parents and more
In the midst of what is rapidly becoming one of the most notorious periods in modern world history, the ongoing pandemic caused by COVID-19 continues to challenge every aspect of our society. Cases of the virus in Rhode Island increased by 50 percent more
We are all, together, in the midst of a rapidly evolving and deeply concerning situation. Day-to-day life is being disrupted in unprecedented ways. Every person, every institution, every business and every organization across our state is struggling with more
It was dubbed the "e;Stop Guilt by Accusation Act"e; - a piece of legislation submitted at the General Assembly by a group of four state senators. The response was swift, particularly on Twitter, from local members of the media. "e;I have no words,"e; Linda more
Life never lets you know before it's about to deal you a bad hand. Bad news and unfortunate luck always seems to strike at a time when you're least equipped to handle it - whether during a tumultuous time at work or in the midst of other stressors that more
For weeks now, Rhode Islanders - like people across the globe - have warily monitored the spread of the novel coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19. It has been at times difficult to gauge the true seriousness or potential impact of the virus, which more
In a world rife with political polarization and every negative thing imaginable being splattered across our newspapers, laptop and television screens, it can be easy to forget that the world is actually a pretty friendly place if you're just willing to more
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