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Tom Morgan, a reporter who covered Warwick and the West Bay for the Providence Journal in the 1970s, died last week in Providence.  He was often called “a reporter’s reporter,” which meant … more
By RALPH DAVIS In the pouring rain a woman stood waiting to cross the street; she was soaking wet and getting wetter. It was relentless rain; the sort that soaks you to the bones. She had no umbrella. She watched and waited as about six cars whisked by more
By ROBERT FLANDERS When neighbors, friends and family ask me why I am running for the U.S. Senate, my answer is simple. As Nelson Mandela said: There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less impactful than the one you" more
By JUDITH SWIFT and JOHN W. KING The unfortunate squelching of the October 23 participation of three EPA scientists who were to report on aspects of the state of Narragansett Bay - largely for other scientists, managers, and policymakers - made national more
By MIKE SEPE I want to talk about a pledge. Not our Pledge of Allegiance, which seems to have confounded National Football League team owners and their commissioner, but a pledge by a public official to for fill a promise to perform a legal duty. Last more
By DON FOWLER On just about any given day, whether rainy, snowy, cloudy or sunny, Broad Street, Narragansett Boulevard and Narragansett Parkway are filled with walkers from Cranston and Warwick. My frequent walks start from Park and Broad Streets in more
By WALTER D. CRADDOCK Rhode Islanders have long clamored for better service from the state agencies funded with their tax dollars. The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is no exception. This year the division began a series of steps to improve its more
The recent gun violence in Las Vegas goes far beyond the horrific. Fifty-eight innocent victims, and one extremely troubled shooter, died in what we are now calling the worst ever" for this type of event. Statistics abound" more
As the price tag of postsecondary education continues to rise and outstanding student debt now amounts to $1.4 trillion, it’s critical to ensure Rhode Island parents and students have access to … more
By BOB HOUGHTALING What do Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Robert E. Lee, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un have in common? While there could have been scores of individuals added to this list these folks represent some of the more salient more
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