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My husband is a caveman. Before you conjure up an image of him beating his chest while grunting, “Make fire!” or dragging me by my hair, allow me to enlist your attention to qualify this … more
“What kind of dog do you own?” I found the question out of left field as I and a lineup of reporters and TV cameramen stood in the shadow of a mountain of road salt, waiting for the governor … more
The late former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” A complex historical figure, Holmes earned a reputation as “the great … more
To the Editor: Put a fork in it. It's toast. Those are the disheartened comments of more Rhode Islanders when speaking of the state of the state and the re-election of governor Raimondo. Their hopes were predestined to shatter when the more
It is difficult to understand how something like global climate change became a political issue - something that divides people along party lines and ideologies rather than a topic that hinges on hard scientific facts. It is even more difficult to more
By STEVEN FRIAS After the election, the state Department of Education released the results of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS), which mirrors the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The results revealed that only more
To the Editor: Kudos have to go out to Ward 7 Councilman Steven McAllister as well as the City Council and Mayor Joseph Solomon for saving the old Buttonwoods School/Senior Center and West Bay Offices. Steve has been the leader to keeping the building more
By HERB WEISS Almost two weeks ago, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo formally unveiled her $9.9-billion budget proposal to the Rhode Island General Assembly. The House and Senate finance committees will begin the task of holding hearings on budget plan, more
To the Editor: I have read some ridiculous letters in the past and thought that I had pretty much seen and heard it all, but I have been proven wrong. A recent letter to the Projo compared the federal government shutdown to slavery. The writer states more
By BOB HOUGHTALING It's been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation's biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like family history, more
By LAUREN H. CARSON and DAWN EUER The public has a right to know all of the available information when it comes to their safety. The crisis last week with the gas system on Aquidneck Island is no exception. More than 10,000 of our Newport constituents, more
With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, cynics and hopeless romantics find themselves at odds, as they often do, with one side lamenting the glorification of another commercial faux holiday that preys on human emotion for profits, and the other more
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