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By PAULA McFARLAND I've lived in the same neighborhood in Cranston for the past 30 years. We bought our starter home in a "e;starter neighborhood"e; designed to be affordable for first-time house buyers. When we bought it, we paid $99,000. Today, most 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
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
When flashy LA litigator Johnnie Cochran came to Providence after the friendly-fire fatal shooting of Officer Cornel Young back in 2000, Buddy Cianci accused Cochran of trying to sow division. Cliff Monteiro, then the president of the Providence NAACP, more
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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
Reportedly frustrated over media coverage of his being spirited into a bunker at the White House on Friday night as protests broke out in the nation's capital, Donald Trump on Monday decided he needed to put on a show. Trump arranged for heavily armed more
To the Editor: Due to COVID-19, my spring plans changed. This month, I was supposed to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in Save the Children Action Network's Advocacy Summit and Hill Day. I was so excited to join hundreds of fellow advocates more
By HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS Our General Assembly has abandoned its responsibilities when needed most. The General Assembly needs to do its job: convene committees; oversee and make changes to the state's COVID-19 relief efforts, if necessary; plan for more
As the COVID-19 pandemic and Rhode Island's initial phases of reopening continue, opinions about how to handle the long work of repairing our shattered economy - where the unemployment rate just eclipsed 17 percent in the state, bad enough for more
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