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This Memorial Day, many of us contemplated those who have fought and died for our freedoms. Whether the fallen were members of our families or the boy three doors down who we witnessed growing up playing in the neighborhood, we mourn the loss of these more
My niece’s two-year-old son, Wynn, squirmed in his mother lap. Clearly, breakfast was over, although he had only eaten two chunks of watermelon and a spoonful of cottage cheese. He was on to bigger … more
I couldn’t believe it was happening, and it seemed like I couldn’t do anything to stop it. This isn’t the sort of confession a newspaper reporter makes, but then it occurred to me readers … more
The Teletype was king when I started reporting for the Hartford Times, the afternoon daily paper that like so many afternoon papers faded into the sunset. Even in the late 1960s the paper was … more
The Rhode Island state budget for the fiscal year that commences July 1 has emerged from the House Finance Committee. By the time of the publication of this editorial, the voluminous document will have withstood a House vote, sped through the Senate more
In a surrealistic presidential primary campaign season that has been more akin to a television reality show than to a serious process to determine who would be eligible to become our chief executive, … more
Sometimes the obvious is the most difficult to see. I came to that conclusion the day after President Bill Clinton visited the Knight Campus of CCRI. This was a show staged by the masters of … more
Some 240 years ago, our nation was formed on the basis of a few hopeful presumptions. After centuries of the world enduring absolute monarchs, constitutional monarchies, aristocracies, and militaristic rulers, our founding fathers believed that a people more
Park at Park View School and walk to the Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park. That was my plan Sunday morning, figuring thousands would turn out to see Bernie Sanders. I called it right Sunday, … more
In an election where the majority of voters will vote against someone rather than for someone, perhaps it is time to consider the two minor party candidates. If the idyllic casting of a citizen’s … more
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