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For a couple of years now, I have been writing about different proposals regarding a new Paw Sox stadium. Few Rhode Islanders support any kind of taxpayer insured development whatsoever. The latest idea is to build a grandiose sports park complex in the more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Voter registration drive The Cranston Board of Canvassers is partnering with the Cranston Public Library to hold a Voter Registration Drive to mark National Voter Registration Day. The drive will take place on Sept. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. more
We are without question a nation of immigrants. Whether you descend from the settlers in New Amsterdam in the 1600s (now called New York), or whether you are descended from the Mayflower voyagers, or from the teeming hoards from various European more
Once again America's school children are back in the classroom, and what were once normal expectations about the prospective educational experience of any given student are no longer guaranteed. Modern education is far afield from the plans of teaching more
By MERI R. KENNEDY FUN-raiser for RI schools The RI Shriners will be hosting a FUN-Raiser for R.I. Schools on Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. All R.I. schools can win cash for their school. The top two schools with the most adult attendees will receive more
By LONNIE BARHAM -- In mid-August nine Gold Star Teens, who have all lost a loved one in the wars in the Middle East, boarded U.S. Coast Guard Ship Cutter Eagle in New York City. What they learned was invaluable. more
Arguably the most troubled country in world history is the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Recently, the President of the United States Donald Trump delivered a clear statement of an aspired foreign policy concerning this Southern and Central Asian more
By MERI R. KENNEDY September Bulky Waste Program During the month of September, the Department of Public Works will pick up bulky waste, free of charge. Residents must call Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545 to schedule a free bulky waste pickup. Phone more
In the 241 years of our nation's existence, we have wrestled with the specter of prejudice stemming from the country's sad legacy of slavery. From the debates over the formation of our country, through the antebellum era and the following Civil War, more
Eric Medeiros Memorial Foundation at Spain Restaurant There will be a fundraiser for the Eric Medeiros Memorial Foundation at Spain Restaurant (2nd floor) on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. There will be passed hors durves, more
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