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With the state gubernatorial primaries about a year away, political season in Rhode Island has officially begun. We know that the Democratic candidates include State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, and former Secretary of more
I knew something was on his mind when I heard my name uttered from the front counter. He could see me, so he knew I was there, but Gene Nadeau never just walked into the newsroom without being invited. I'd wave him to come over from my chair and Gene more
Animals make for some of the best of stories. I wasn't thinking of that Sunday morning. I checked the kitchen clock. It was after 6 and not too early to visit Bill and Irene Donahay, who live in Cole Farm. Usually I arrive via the bay once or twice a more
It’s a common cliché to say that “only the youth can save us.” In some ways, such a statement is an oversimplification of the challenges that we face in everyday … more
Wilhelmus van Haaren was 10 at the beginning of World War II when the Japanese took control of the Netherlands East Indies and the city of Bandung, “The Paris of the East,” on the island … more
Twenty years ago this Saturday, the world changed forever following an unthinkable act of terrorism. In the years since, an entire generation of kids born prior to the attacks have grown up in a country locked in a perpetual state of war. Some of those more
Although the average voter may not spend much time thinking about redistricting - the process by which legislative districts are drawn and re-drawn based on things like population fluctuations and the changing demographics of communities - they remain an more
Sometimes there's no choice but to be patient. The guy behind me thought otherwise. He started with a couple of polite beeps. I looked in the rearview mirror. He was driving a late model sedan. The paint was weathered. His bumper was close to touching more
There's something odd about Rhode Islanders being seemingly disappointed by the failure of a storm to properly devastate the region to their expectations. We're sure you've heard some variation of this reaction. You can see it in the various sarcastic more
I have a new friend. I just haven't named her yet. It's got to be a she. She has a mind of her own. She's a quadruped; although I'm not sure wheels qualify as feet. She's about the size of a pillow, but not cuddly and can't float or swim. Yet there are more
We generally operate under the assumption that the people we interact with on a day-to-day basis are, for the most part, good people just trying to get through life the same as us. Even if they don't necessarily have our best interests at heart, at the more
At some point I imagine we have all had the feeling of being watched, of somebody out there following our every movement although they aren't visible. I've felt it walking in the woods and out on the water. In both cases it's likely that I'm being more
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