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To the Editor: The allure of using drugs can be powerful. "e;Friends"e; calling you like sirens, with promises that lead to the rocks, seem, at first, so innocent. All to often a simple journey ends up taking tragic turns. "e;The Sea"e; is a story of a voyage more
By ROBERT CAROTHERS Alan Shawn Feinstein is 88 years old and still one of Rhode Island's most important philanthropists. Much like Andrew Carnegie's libraries, the monuments to Alan's good works are everywhere. Over 180 elementary and secondary schools more
To the Editor: As we approach the celebration of our independence from Great Britain I have noticed a number of American flags with a blue or red stripe replacing a white one. One EMT is flying a flag with a combination red and blue stripe. I assume the more
This madness has to stop. Any normal human being watching the life slip out of George Floyd while a Police Officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes would get sick to their … more
By STEVE FRIAS 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
There's no avoiding the impacts of a pandemic. Whether you're a frontline medical worker or were simply looking forward to seeing a loved one get married - we're all experiencing some form of disruption due to COVID-19. Undoubtedly, we'll look back on more
A family-friendly version of a much more vulgar saying would go something like this - "e;Opinions are like kidneys, everybody's got at least one."e; This is why it was particularly shocking to see that Rhode Island's largest newspaper will no longer run more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata announced she is seeking a R.I. Supreme Court judgeship. State law and an Ethics Commission regulation prohibit legislators from seeking or being appointed to a judgeship until they have been out of office more
It was dubbed the "e;Stop Guilt by Accusation Act"e; - a piece of legislation submitted at the General Assembly by a group of four state senators. The response was swift, particularly on Twitter, from local members of the media. "e;I have no words,"e; Linda more
Each year, doctors find a brain tumor in over 200 Rhode Islanders and a spine tumor in even more. Nonetheless, these potentially devastating tumors can be considered "e;orphan diseases"e; - they afflict relatively few people compared to other medical more
By NEIL D. STEINBERG In these extraordinary times, there is evidence of hope and generosity all around, just as there is uncertainty and urgent, extreme need. We are facing an unrivaled health and economic threat, the long-term effects of which we are more
To the Editor, For the young people who aren't too worried about getting COVID-19, a message from the past. In the early 1900s, New York was having a typhoid outbreak. Unlike COVID-19, which is a virus, typhoid is a bacterial disease -- which, like more
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