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To the Editor: OK, being housebound is not the best means of maintaining sanity. And a number of the neighbors may well be aghast at the suggestion, but the suggestion, however insane, needs to be made. I am sick and tired of writing Meshanticut Valley more
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday shut down all state parks and Massachusetts extended its closure of non-essential businesses until May 4. We're undoubtedly in the midst of the coronavirus frenzy that has defined 2020 and grinded our nation to a halt - more
Social distancing, self-quarantine, isolation - the COVID-19 crisis has quickly forced us to bring these concepts into practice. What does it feel like staying in your home for an unknown amount of time? You must remember the "e;I"e; in more
There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many physical, economic and mental health burdens to bear due to impacts made by the 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
To the Editor, The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 33 million people world-wide. (I can find no reference that describing the virus as "e;Spanish"e; as being racist.) Then there was no 24-hour news cycle on cable TV and the internet to fuel the more
As schools in Rhode Island will remain closed until at least April 3 due to the state's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, this week saw the beginning of the first widespread distance learning plans in state history - as students, parents and 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
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
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
We are all, together, in the midst of a rapidly evolving and deeply concerning situation. Day-to-day life is being disrupted in unprecedented ways. Every person, every institution, every business and every organization across our state is struggling with 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
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