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To the Editor: While many Rhode Island students have adequately weathered the storm of school interruptions of this past year, some of the most vulnerable students have not. The current educational uncertainties, coupled with the ongoing pandemic, have more
It has been said that distance makes the heart grow fonder. Traditionally, this is meant to apply to relationships between people, but we would also make the argument that this applies to other areas of life as well. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 more
To the Editor: Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer all his life. He joined the Capitol Police in 2008 after honorably serving in the New Jersey National Guard, having been deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan during the wars in Iraq and more
To the Editor: In a stunning upset in 2016, Donald J. Trump defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of the 42nd president, Bill Clinton. A political outsider, he went to Washington in January 2017 to be sworn in as the 45th president. It is said that more
I know, Christmas is over and it's time to put away the decorations and cast out the tree. I've always had difficulty packing up Christmas. The Santas, the reindeer and inflatable snowmen wear thin, but the lights and the tree have lasting power. The more
Gov. Gina Raimondo deserves a great deal of credit for her handling of the pandemic. In the earliest and most anxious days of the crisis, she was a strong, steady, reassuring presence helping to guide Rhode Islanders - a marked and most welcome contrast more
Rhode Island politicians love few things more than patronage. With Gov. Gina Raimondo pursuing her national ambitions and abandoning her recently self-described "massive obligation to the people of Rhode Island," Lt. Gov. Dan McKee will more
To the Editor: I have the good fortune to work in the forests and fields of southern New England as a wetland scientist, and I get to enjoy some wonderful sights nature has to offer here. Unfortunately, there is another sight I encounter every time I more
I should clean my desk more often, because it's full of surprises. There's a system to my desk even though most observers would simply label it a "e;disaster."e; Reports including city budgets, initiatives and studies that are often used for references are more
By HOUSE SPEAKER K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Sixty years ago, up the road in Boston, President Kennedy gave farewell remarks to his home state before assuming the presidency. Those remarks still guide public servants well. He challenged those of us entrusted more
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