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This looked like the perfect moment. The Citizens Bank parking lot at the Hoxsie branch was nearly empty, just two cars and one looked ready to pull out. I was about to do my first masked entry of a bank. I would have gone Thursday but the place was more
It's not just about you. We teach this lesson to children when they first arrive at the age of reasoning - once they're beyond the wholly dependent years of infancy and the starry-eyed toddler years where every day in their little shoes is just that: a more
Editor's note: Susan Groh, a cancer survivor and Warwick resident, provided these thoughtful suggestions for these difficult times. By SUSAN GROH I know this pandemic has us all feeling nervous and unsettled, and a bit like we've stepped into an more
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday shut down all state parks and Massachusetts extended its closure of non-essential businesses until May 4. We're undoubtedly in the midst of the coronavirus frenzy that has defined 2020 and grinded our nation to a halt - more
We could all use a laugh about now, so here are some offbeat observations and suggestions since we've settled into this new and totally weird norm where the governor informs us daily of new cases of coronavirus and, in case you've forgotten, that this is more
To the Editor, Just a note to encourage everyone to keep the faith. I have been a broadcaster and performer for almost 60 years. I have been entertaining nonprofits and charities for over 40 years. In that time, this country has seen many tough and more
To the Editor, For the young people who aren't too worried about getting COVID-19, a message from the past. In the early 1900s, New York was having a typhoid outbreak. Unlike COVID-19, which is a virus, typhoid is a bacterial disease -- which, like more
As schools in Rhode Island will remain closed until at least April 3 due to the state's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, this week saw the beginning of the first widespread distance learning plans in state history - as students, parents and more
To the Editor, The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 33 million people world-wide. (I can find no reference that describing the virus as "e;Spanish"e; as being racist.) Then there was no 24-hour news cycle on cable TV and the internet to fuel the more
For being basically in a lockdown, it seemed ironic that I couldn't connect with Barbara Fleischer. I called her at her Maryland home Sunday morning, but nobody answered. She called me back on my cell, however, I was in the midst of moving furniture. She more
To the Editor, I cannot excuse Mayor Solomon for his approval of non-ending teacher contracts which will cause our beautiful students' education in Warwick to be negatively affected. Taxpayers deserve better. However, I want to thank him for his message more
In the midst of what is rapidly becoming one of the most notorious periods in modern world history, the ongoing pandemic caused by COVID-19 continues to challenge every aspect of our society. Cases of the virus in Rhode Island increased by 50 percent more
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