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By NEIL D. STEINBERG In these extraordinary times, there is evidence of hope and generosity all around, just as there is uncertainty and urgent, extreme need. We are facing an unrivaled health and economic threat, the long-term effects of which we are more
Hi there! I'm Ian Donnis, the political reporter at Rhode Island's NPR member station, The Public's Radio (89.3 FM, online at thepublicsradio.org). I write a weekly column to look back at the top RI political stories of the week and to share some other more
Rhode Island's elected officials face a massive task in balancing Rhode Island's budget while trying to position the state for an economic recovery from the pandemic. "e;Just keeping the lights on, providing basic public services, will itself be a gigantic more
By ROBERT FLANDERS On March 9, 2020, acting pursuant to the extraordinary powers that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Act ("e;EMA"e;) provides, Governor Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island "e;due to the dangers to health and life more
After more than two months of pandemic-induced stasis, we seem to be at a crucial crossroads regarding Gov. Gina Raimondo's handling of the coronavirus crisis - one that will have long-term implications for every facet of our state as we know it, for more
The bay beckons. I saw it Saturday when powering out of Warwick Cove, and there was a parade of incoming vessels in the wake of a sailboat under power. It looked and felt like mid-July and all thoughts and worries of COVID-19 were blown away by the warm more
To the Editor: National Police Week is here once again, but don't look for anything posted anywhere announcing the fact because you will not find it. These brave men and women are our last line of defense against the savages that would devour us if more
To the Editor, If there is one good thing that's happened with the COVID-19 virus, is it has brought of us back together again. The disappearing dining room is the one sign of change with the virus. Just a few decades ago, the whole family gathered at more
With that's making the headlines these days, this seemed like appropriate relief from coronavirus. I fell in love in college. She was a red 356 with leather seats and a sound like no other car I'd owned. But love can be costly, and I was a college more
Editor's note: Last week a flap erupted o when a letter written by Jed Pineau, president of Warwick Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 and sent to "e;our community and our officers"e; was posted on Facebook. In the letter, Pineau questions the governor's more
To the Editor, Why you are already a socialist. You can't help, it. You are a system of connected and interacting living things that produce what we think of as individuals. That is a cultural artifact, not a truth. We exist because of a vast more
A family-friendly version of a much more vulgar saying would go something like this - "e;Opinions are like kidneys, everybody's got at least one."e; This is why it was particularly shocking to see that Rhode Island's largest newspaper will no longer run more
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