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The late former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” A complex historical figure, Holmes earned a reputation as “the great … more
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To the Editor: Put a fork in it. It's toast. Those are the disheartened comments of more Rhode Islanders when speaking of the state of the state and the re-election of governor Raimondo. Their hopes were predestined to shatter when the more
It is difficult to understand how something like global climate change became a political issue - something that divides people along party lines and ideologies rather than a topic that hinges on hard scientific facts. It is even more difficult to more
By STEVEN FRIAS After the election, the state Department of Education released the results of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS), which mirrors the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The results revealed that only more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Academic Decathlon seeking volunteers Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is actively recruiting volunteers for its state competition, to be held Sunday, March 10, at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. Volunteers will more
To the Editor: I have read some ridiculous letters in the past and thought that I had pretty much seen and heard it all, but I have been proven wrong. A recent letter to the Projo compared the federal government shutdown to slavery. The writer states more
By BOB HOUGHTALING It's been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation's biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like family history, more
With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, cynics and hopeless romantics find themselves at odds, as they often do, with one side lamenting the glorification of another commercial faux holiday that preys on human emotion for profits, and the other more
To the Editor: Last week, the New York State Senate passed, and Governor Chris Cuomo signed, what can only be characterized as the most barbaric abortion law in the history of western civilization. This is not hyperbole. Paradoxically termed the more
By MERI R. KENNEDY `Burning to Keep Others Warm' Orangetheory Fitness Cranston has joined forces with the Comprehensive Community Action Program, or CCAP, for a blanket, socks and gloves drive. Burning to Keep Others Warm" will be an in-studio event" more
To the Editor: I have found that much of what people say about Roger Williams is not true. They say that Williams worked as a minister, but he didn't. Yes, he ministered all of his life, but he made money by owning a trading post, and as Rhode Island more
To the Editor: What a beautiful spot. I never knew this land was up here." That's the kind of sentiment my husband and I regularly hear from first-time visitors to our small home in a private area off of Natick Avenue. When we were scoping out a new" more
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