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If the past couple of weeks have taught us anything, it’s that we shouldn’t take for granted the infrastructure that keeps us safe on the ground — but we should also remain keenly … more
To the  Editor, As you might know, January marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery and it happens in every state, including ours. Many Rhode … more
Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives. Marlene Gamba has a passion for theatre, … more
To the Editor, Thank you, Don Fowler for highlighting the tremendous value of gifting the arts for Christmas in your article on Dec. 15! I could not agree with you more, and I really appreciated … more
STORY OF THE WEEK History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes, or so the saying goes. That spurred thoughts on two different events this week. In DC, U.S. House Republicans were unable to elect … more
If you ever want to make your head spin, taking a look at Rhode Island DOT’s 2022 Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) ought to do the trick. The 73-page document outlines the … more
Jo-Anne Schofield wore a heavy coat. Sunday, January 1 had to be the warmest day for the annual Obstaplunge and Frozen Clam Dip in its history of people running into the chilly waters of Greenwich … more
To the Editor, In the days leading up to the Christmas Holiday festivities culminating on Dec. 25, Christians everywhere took time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and recall His message of … more
This week will mark an historic one for local inaugurations, representing both the swearing in of new top political officials in some communities and totally new practices for others. In Johnston, … more
To the Editor, Thank you Samantha Grabelle for organizing the candlelight vigil last Thursday to express community solidarity against the recent “hate” flyers distributed in Oakland … more
Politicians who serve at the top levels of local government likely want to be remembered for the things they’ve accomplished while in office. They want a positive legacy that is free from … more
Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity, and unique life perspectives. Sarin Rath volunteers at … more
It’s the week before Christmas, and all through the state, you might fairly assume it was just another date. Terrible rhymes aside, we can’t help but notice a palpable lack of holiday … more
To the Editor, The true meaning of the Christmas Season has been diluted over the past many years with  a commercial effort to give and receive only physical gifts. That may be a good reason … more
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