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By MERI R. KENNEDY Mindful Mondays Mindful Mondays is a weekly drop-in meditation group open to teens. Brief meditations are facilitated by CCAP's Community Response Program team members. The program will be held on Mondays on Zoom for teens between the more
The mountain. It has a name - Mount Wellington, but commonly known as the Sleeping Lion - although its rolling features sculpted by the glaciers make it more of a big hill than a mountain. What rock out-croppings she has are near the crest and hidden by more
By IAN DONNIS Rhode Island's primary election on Tuesday will indicate whether Rhode Islanders want a more progressive General Assembly. The Rhode Island Political Cooperative - whose platform includes issues like a $15 minimum wage, higher taxes on the more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Transportation volunteers for seniors Transportation volunteers are needed for the Cranston RSVP program. RSVP is seeking volunteers to deliver brown bag lunches to seniors, run errands for seniors and transport Cranston homebound more
By CINDY FERA In March when this pandemic started, I was really depressed. It shut down my bed-and-breakfast business and left me feeling isolated and alone. My "e;Walk and Talk"e; at Rocky Point also came to a screeching halt. Luckily, I had my daughter and more
By IAN DONNIS SEIU1199 NE is waging a new and aggressive campaign against every incumbent facing a primary in the Rhode Island House of Representatives - and the House is in an uproar about it. The situation stems from how a bill to establish minimum more
If reformers want to improvestate government inRhode Island, would patronagehires be a goodplace to start? It’s a pertinentquestion following thenews that Eddy Herrera, theson of Rep. … more
I spent part of Friday afternoon watching a show sedated and lying down. Well, it was pink flamingo Friday, which makes it perfectly clear. Yet this wasn't a party I impetuously signed up for. In fact, the pink flamingos were a surprise, a very welcome more
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's leadership in the fight against COVID-19 got national exposure via a story in Politico Magazine last week: "How the Smallest State Engineered a Big Covid Comeback." The story by veteran reporter Michael Grunwald pointed more
By MERI R. KENNEDY RI Dream Center seeking donations of water The Rhode Island Dream Center is collecting cases of bottled water to give to people experiencing homelessness. The center's food truck is headed back out on the streets to serve food and more
The Rhode Island General Assembly is a change-averse institution. This has been a year of big and unexpected change in America, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and then the ongoing reaction sparked by the death of George Floyd. What happens when the more
More than 40 of the 73 state representatives present for the supplemental budget debate last week didn't utter a single word during that discussion. Whether that's a good way to approve almost $12 billion in spending depends on your viewpoint (more about more
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