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It’s hard to believe that more than three years have passed since the first Covid case came to Rhode Island. The subsequent months and years have reminded us all of the fleeting nature of … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Former Gov. Gina Raimondo talked a lot about the need to improve workers’ skills while building a more diversified economy. Her successor, Gov. Dan McKee, has emphasized … more
Passover began this year on Wednesday, April  5, 2023 for the approximately 15.3 million Jews worldwide. With most COVID regulations, restrictions and concerns on the decline, Jewish … more
In a recent game of trivia I was tasked with naming up to ten federal holidays in 60 seconds. I managed to name four. I know that sounds crazy, but after Christmas, Thanksgiving and finally Easter … more
The path to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. In Rhode Island, it appears the path to a failed affordable housing strategy is paved with an overabundance of competing interests, all of … more
Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity, and unique life perspectives. Shelley Fusco has lived in Cranston for … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Can Rhode Island tax-cut its way to a more appealing business climate? That question has been subject to debate for years and it won’t stop now. For supporters, the … more
To the Editor, As a gun safety advocate and volunteer leader with Moms Demand Action, I am grateful for the work done in the RI legislature over the years to pass gun sense laws in our state. … more
So, It’s pretty clear to anyone who spends more than five minutes with me that I’m not exactly athletic. At six feet tall and a little over 250 pounds, I’ve never been one for … more
For many local Christians, last Easter felt refreshingly normal.  Emerging from quite a bit longer than three days trapped in our own tombs of isolation and quarantine, the chance to once again … more
STORY OF THE WEEK:  If the election to succeed David Cicilline in the 1st Congressional District was held last Friday, the favorites were Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and state Sen. Sandra Cano … more
It’s hard to imagine that only seven months ago I broke both of my legs. Driving home from work one night I blinked, and the next thing I knew I was on my back in an ambulance with several very … more
“Hey lady, you forgot your cane!” These are words I never expected to be addressed to me. I was always a vigorous child, teenager, teacher, wife, and mother. I never thought about … more
The weather may finally be heating up, but Rhode Islanders should be prepared for a freeze when it comes to the local and greater economy. Although you can get any different number of projections … more
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