Letters to the editor
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To the Editor: Rhode Island's cities are struggling. City finances are tight across the state. Public schools are underfunded. Pension obligations are growing, and city services are being reduced. Some cities are teetering on the edge of fiscal crisis. more
To the Editor: According to the Rhode Island Board of Elections, voter apathy in our state is approximately 42 percent. Also, according to the Rhode Island reform group Freedom and Prosperity, 32 percent of those who do vote are either presently employed more
To the Editor: Governor Raimondo and the Coalition Against Gun Violence are apoplectic that four rural towns have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. They claim municipalities do not get to cherry pick which laws to follow." Does that" more
To the Editor: School shootings have been on the rise since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Although school shootings are classified as rare, they are beginning to become more frequent. Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, more
To the Editor: Every 28 seconds someone makes a suicide attempt. I had a personal experience with this myself, when I lost my best friend and college sweetheart, Jonathan to death by suicide on October 31, 2003 in Essex Junction, Vermont. He was just 24 more
To the Editor: As the founder and president of a Cranston dog rescue, I'm proud of Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's work to build momentum on animal protection efforts in the General Assembly. The Rhode Island House of Representatives has the opportunity to more
To the Editor: I am a 10th grade student attending Cranston High School East, and as a high school student in a time of mass shootings in schools around the country, I feel as though it is my duty to care for and protect my peers and fellow students. more
For many, the holiday season ends with the emergence of a New Year. All too often the optimism and resolutions, that come with this time, begin to be contested almost immediately, by a myriad of … more
To the Editor: As Easter approaches, take time to review many of the gifts we enjoy living in the U.S. Today, there are decisive movements that attempt to split us into opposing factions. We still have the freedom that allows us to accept or reject these more
To the Editor: While I was pleased to see in the April 9 story by Ethan Hartley that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down, we know that there is much more work to be done. That's why I am so grateful to Elizabeth more
To the Editor: May 27 was a tough day for Red Sox fans and for baseball with the death of Bill Buckner. We should recognize him for his achievements and perseverance after he played for 22 seasons and was one of the most prolific hitters of his more
To the Editor: With the recent high-profile stories exposing sexual abuse and exploitation of children, many of us are incensed that this type of exploitation continues unabated. We are outraged at perpetrators of sexual abuse, yet how often do we really more
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