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EPA and the Army finalized a rule recently under the Clean Water Act to continue to protect the streams and wetlands we rely on for our health, our economy, and our way of life. One in three … more
As a mayor, public safety director, former volunteer firefighter and private sector business owner, I am not at all surprised by the objection of our state’s unionized firefighters over the … more
With the graying of America’s population, the profile of the typical family caregiver has changed, says a new report released by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. The findings trouble … more
There are times when one just doesn’t know what to do after hearing about or experiencing a tragedy. I wrote this a few days after a 21-year-old man killed nine people while they were attending a … more
The beauty of our state is unbounded – from the sparking beaches of Newport and Aquidneck Island to the rugged shoreline of Beavertail; from the historic landmarks that dot the capital city and … more
Editor’s note: These are the remarks of Mayor Scott Avedisian that were delivered Saturday morning at the Gaspee Ecumenical Service held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pawtuxet. The traditions … more
A recently published study, by Brown University researchers, takes a look at end-of-life care in America’s nursing facilities, seeking to answer the question, is knowledge and access to information … more
Many Rhode Islanders know that spring has arrived upon hearing the piercing chorus of spring peepers outside their windows on a warm night. If you are one of those people that are kept up all night … more
It has often been said that Rhode Island is like one big family. Because Rhode Island is a close-knit community, there are few of us who haven’t seen a family member, neighbor, or friend … more
The boat appeared Thursday. With its high freeboard and bubble-like cabin, it was instantly recognizable as a Columbia 26, which were built in the ’70s before it was understood fiberglass is a … more
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