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“Time to return the milk and bread,” said “Arizona Pete” as he and his wife Wendy walked the dock at Pleasure Marina in Oakland Beach Friday afternoon. They were headed to the … more
Much of the mayor’s posts last week pertained to the Traveling Vietnam Wall. We selected this post to feature: Sept. 9 This photo was just sent to me, and it says it all. This man … more
Another anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks has come and gone; this year commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in American history. There has never … more
Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of the late Jimmy Buffett, who passed away at age 76 this weekend from a very rare form of skin cancer, it is worthwhile to point out when the loss of … more
As back to school season kicks off, it’s a good time to remember the forward thinking of residents throughout our coverage area who saw the need to invest in our local schools through bond … more
This week we featured an op-ed written by Matthew R. Trimble, President & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Community, regarding a growing crisis involving Rhode Island’s nursing homes. The issue … more
If you’ve never been left outside in the cold without a place to go, or a bed to sleep in, consider yourself lucky. For an increasing amount (and an all-time record number of) Rhode Islanders, … more
We’re a city, but we’re also a town, a small town. There are those who would say otherwise. With more than 80,000 residents Warwick is probably the state’s second largest city, … more
Nothing much can top a Rhode Island summer day out on the water with a few friends, taking in the sights of the Bay and enjoying the cool breeze of the ocean. The idyllic scenery is often … more
Whether you’ve been swept off your feet by a knee-deep river while hiking or found yourself caught in a rip tide, anyone with such an experience can attest to the exceptionally frightening … more
Does anyone remember a time in the not so distant past when New England had regular seasons? Ponds froze solid in the winter, foliage popped in October, summers were hot but mostly tolerable and … more
How clumsy. I was slicing left over steak from a couple of nights ago to make a sandwich when I knocked the cutting board and a slice flew to the floor. Normally I wouldn’t need to pick it … more
Nobody said it was going to be easy. With the commencement of a bonafide hunt for the Gaspee off Namquid Point last year to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the burning of the British … more
As Rhode Islanders take to the beaches or explore destinations elsewhere on vacation during the July Fourth holiday season — or wringing out their clothes after what was a rain-soaked … more
Amidst the many actions taken by the General Assembly during the final moments of the 2023 legislative session, one decision in particular could potentially serve to the benefit of municipalities, … more
Few things can cut through today’s polarized political climate like the emotional impact of an Honor Flight. Since 2012, the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Honor Flight Hub, in collaboration … more
Amidst a flurry of legislative efforts being submitted in the home stretch of the general assembly’s session is one bill that simultaneously threatens the vitality of local newspapers, such as … more
In considering whether or not a fledgling advocacy group calling for at least one armed police officer to be placed in every school in Rhode Island has real merit and is worthy of a $24 million … more
Sincere apologies to anyone who felt demeaned that I had drawn a boy saluting with the wrong arm in a Memorial Day cartoon published last week. It was not my intention to disrespect anyone who served … more
We wholeheartedly endorse a package of six bills before the General Assembly seeking to make improvements in the electoral process. These changes, while not monumental or particularly … more
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