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STORY OF THE WEEK: Rhode Island is experiencing one of its periodic spasms of embarrassing headlines. First, there was the disastrous trip by two state officials to Philadelphia. (The officials no … more
The July 20 edition, right on this page, there was an interesting exchange.  First, there was a “complaint letter” about another letter that appeared in other papers racist … more
To the Editor, When it comes to both elections and ethics government panels no party should be overrepresented. Over partisan representation can call the objectivity of  those type boards … more
To The Editor, Again the Performing Arts Department of Bishop Hendricken High School exceeded expectations with the Summer Stage performance of “Something Rotten” by Wayne and Karey … more
Warwick has some great neighborhood watchdogs. Well, watchdog isn’t entirely correct, since the people I’ve meet over the years don’t just bark when something raises their hackles, … 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
To the Editor, Rob Cote continues to attack members of the Warwick government; this time “congratulating” Donna Travis, as if she did something wrong for taking ownership of a piece … more
To the Editor, On Monday July 17th Rob Cote was asked to leave the Council Chambers by acting Council President Donna Travis.  Rob did nothing but step up to the mic and begin his … more
To the Editor: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Until recent times, that familiar quotation remained an amusing truism. But then along … more
“Go down there, see what it’s like, get a feel for the place.” I wasn’t sure what I was asking Atul Thyvalappil to do was registering. I had no idea what he would write, … 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
STORY OF THE WEEK: With a bit more than six weeks until the Sept. 5 primary in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, the race took a dramatic turn last week. Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, … more
To the Editor, I never met Ollie, but always looked forward to John Howell’s stories of this lovable little creature in his Thursday column. Tales of Ollie’s joie de vivre, the … more
Editor’s Note: The Johnston Sun Rise reached out to Mayor Polisena for comment regarding Johnston resident Tamra Moretti’s concerns regarding the planned placement of Providence’s … more
As a concerned constituent, I attended the Town Council meeting on Monday, July 10, where I presented valid questions, heartfelt concerns, and thoughtful considerations regarding the controversial … more
Jody King of Oakland Beach was the first to sound the alarm. He texted Thursday afternoon at about 5 p.m. Was I seeing swarms of dragonflies, because they were invading the Beach? I … 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
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