Opinion

Ready for a new year

It's that time of year again. Just days from now, students in our communities will join millions across the country in returning to the classroom. Recent weeks have seen administrators, teachers and staff making final preparations for the new year and,

3 things you can do to alleviate the back-to-school burden on homeless families

It's mid -August and the stores are bustling with families scrambling to get their school supplies, outfits, and new shoes before the school year begins in just a few short weeks. Children are excitedly trying on sneakers and shoes,

Brother, can you spare a dime?

A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some

If you want change, don't vote for the star

Rhode Island is one of the most progressive states in the country, at least when it comes to the views of its citizens. Its residents vote Democrat by large margins and generally hold views that are in agreement with-or to the left of-the

Letters

We love ‘em to death

To the Editor: Today’s 10 highest grossing box office releases are about animals: “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The Secret Life of …
Columns

Brother, can you spare a dime?

A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some
Op-Ed

U.S. Senate Democrats take on 'web' of climate denial

Finally, the Democratic Party is fully engaged in calling out and opposing the well-organized misinformation campaign about climate change, funded by conservative philanthropies and fossil fuel corporations in the