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If anything, this pandemic has starkly defined how much we value and depend upon connecting with each other. We see it when visits to elderly friends and family are not recommended, and even impossible if they are in a nursing home or hospital. We see it more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Oakland Beach resident Joe Sullivan, nicknamed "e;Aloha Joe,"e; for his wide array of Hawaiian shirts, will be holding his own, personal marathon on May 18 right in his own neighborhood. Sullivan has been running marathons for the past more
Power Kanga was an athlete. Raised by his uncle in Providence, after immigrating to the United States from Liberia with his sister at the age of 7, he played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. But it was football that he loved. Sports brought more
By ERIN O'BRIEN For St. Peter School Principal Joan Sickinger, it was a match made in heaven. Pairing Yard Works of Warwick with primary grade students for distance learning seemed like a perfect fit. It was auspicious for science instructor Michael more
A young woman chased an errant balloon in a parking lot in the wind. An unmarked car, red and blue lights flashing in the back window, was parked nearby. A priest surveyed the scene. No, it was not the set of an abstract film, but more
Some heroes wear capes. Others read bedtime stories to children all over the world. Navy veteran Raymond Doonan, who keeps candy and dog treats in his room for particular visitors, is one such hero at West Shore Health Center in Warwick. more
Entertainment venues are closed. There's no going to the movies, concerts, sporting events or plays.just reruns. But that hasn't stopped Frank Picozzi from acheiving his goal of bringing some entertainment to every Warwick neighborhood more
By JOHN HOWELL Tracy Keresztessy lives with her family in Coventry, but she has an account at Greenwood Credit Union. She has seen the car parked in front of the credit union and the signs promoting the Warwick Rotary Club raffle in years past, but never more
It was raining. It was windy and it was raw Friday. It was not the kind of day to be outside, least of all for a parade. But these are unusual times and Deb Maldonado wasn't going to let a pandemic stand in the way of celebrating Ayden Orum's 14th more
On a blustery, sunny Friday afternoon they gathered. In a church parking lot, a small group of 10 first donned plastic gloves and bowed their heads in prayer before joining the assembly line, observing the six feet of social distance as more
Desperate times call for desperate measures, even when it comes to animals in need of loving homes. The uncertainty over the coronavirus has hit many businesses including our animal shelters Many are closing down on a temporary basis more
The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England brightened the spirits of the staff at Kent Hospital on Friday afternoon with a gift of 40 cases of cookies to thank them for their tireless efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. more
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