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None of the state's five general offices will be on the ballot in November, but Rhode Islanders will still have a number of important local races to watch. In Warwick, Mayor Joseph Solomon will seek a second full term in office after succeeding Scott more
Our world has been brought to a standstill by something so tiny, it's invisible - a virus. COVID-19 began in Wuhan, China, possibly at an unsanitary market which sold wild animals like bats. This virus is between 10 and 35 times more more
To the Editor: For 66 years, I have cherished the time I spend in Newport every summer and at various times throughout the year. I am saddened that the 2020 Newport Jazz and Folk festivals have been canceled, but it is, without a doubt, the right thing more
By COREY McCARTY "e;Gloria"e; is a 78-year-old Rhode Islander. She is a retired teacher on a fixed income who lives alone. She's also living with diabetes. Her doctor is concerned about Gloria's frequently missed appointments and why her blood glucose levels more
Editor's note: Susan Groh, a cancer survivor and Warwick resident, provided these thoughtful suggestions for these difficult times. By SUSAN GROH I know this pandemic has us all feeling nervous and unsettled, and a bit like we've stepped into an more
After more than two months of pandemic-induced stasis, we seem to be at a crucial crossroads regarding Gov. Gina Raimondo's handling of the coronavirus crisis - one that will have long-term implications for every facet of our state as we know it, for more
To the Editor: International Women's Day is about celebrating women and lifting them up. Right now, women in low- and middle-income countries are facing a cervical cancer crisis simply because of where they live. But Congress can do something about it. more
To the Editor, Most of us are disgusted at the sight of a police officer strangling an unarmed black citizen while three other officers look on. Those officers are a disgrace to the uniform they wear. I believe the vast majority of law enforcement men more
By BILL FYNN The alarming facts that 93 percent of Covid-19 fatalities in Rhode Island have been among persons age 60, and over with 80 percent of them were residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, are loud calls for action. We believe more
By CHARLES L. CRONIN, III DO These can be extremely challenging times for many. It is when you may see the best, and unfortunately, sometimes the not so best in people. As they did 100 years ago, we too will endure the pandemic and come out stronger. more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I truly thought my friend was exaggerating when she said she was off to find some toilet paper. When my friend in California said the people in the grocery stores were panicking, I dismissed it as pretty typical of my home state. But that more
In the weeks since the COVID crisis forced Rhode Island’s already struggling economy to functionally close its doors, the Mattiello-led General Assembly has been finding excuses not to … more
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