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The toll of COVID-19 on the health side of things has been endlessly covered, and intimately experienced by the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost loved ones to the virus. Thankfully, the Delta variant that has become the basis of so much more
Where does the right to personal choice end, and the burden of personal responsibility to protect your fellow beings begin? How far is someone willing to go to preserve the former at the expense of the latter? Rhode Island will find out in the coming more
With the state gubernatorial primaries about a year away, political season in Rhode Island has officially begun. We know that the Democratic candidates include State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, and former Secretary of more
I knew something was on his mind when I heard my name uttered from the front counter. He could see me, so he knew I was there, but Gene Nadeau never just walked into the newsroom without being invited. I'd wave him to come over from my chair and Gene more
Animals make for some of the best of stories. I wasn't thinking of that Sunday morning. I checked the kitchen clock. It was after 6 and not too early to visit Bill and Irene Donahay, who live in Cole Farm. Usually I arrive via the bay once or twice a more
It’s a common cliché to say that “only the youth can save us.” In some ways, such a statement is an oversimplification of the challenges that we face in everyday … more
Twenty years ago this Saturday, the world changed forever following an unthinkable act of terrorism. In the years since, an entire generation of kids born prior to the attacks have grown up in a country locked in a perpetual state of war. Some of those more
By SAUL ANUZIS Ask Americans to name a problem with our health care system, and you'll hear a range of answers, from overbooked doctors to the inadequacies of Medicaid. Only a very few will name Medicare's drug benefit, known as Part D. In one recent more
There's something odd about Rhode Islanders being seemingly disappointed by the failure of a storm to properly devastate the region to their expectations. We're sure you've heard some variation of this reaction. You can see it in the various sarcastic more
Federal public health departments aren't perfect. State public health officials are slightly less perfect. School Committees aren't public health officials. So their public health decisions are bound to be far from perfect. One theme united two very more
At some point I imagine we have all had the feeling of being watched, of somebody out there following our every movement although they aren't visible. I've felt it walking in the woods and out on the water. In both cases it's likely that I'm being more
For more than 500 days, health professionals and essential workers have been living and working through an unprecedented period of constant, unrelenting chaos. The toll that this pandemic has placed upon them cannot likely be measured in purely tangible more
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