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Military service today touches an increasingly small sliver of society. According to the Department of Defense, approximately 1.3 million Americans are actively serving in uniform. Hundreds of thousands more serve in a reserve capacity, although the more
To the Editor: Here on Narragansett Parkway, another sure sign of the seasonal improvement of the weather, along with the emerging early flowers and the greening of the lawns, is the return of the no-muffler Harley Davidsons, tearing up the more
To the Editor: The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week, which is from April 7 to April 13 this year. It is an opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in Rhode Island. more
To the Editor: Rhode Island's entrenched fearsome foursome, sorry to say, in the Congress of the United States display their true colors each and every time they speak regarding the Trump administration. Is it an attempt to preserve a legacy of an more
By DAVID TALAN and WILLIAM RICCI The Providence Republican Party has come out against Mayor Jorge Elorza's proposal to monetize the Providence water system. The mayor's plan is designed to protect the city's pension and health plan for retirees, which is more
The practice of burying our dead is one that dates back in human history as far as 100,000 years, by some estimates. In fact, burial of the deceased is not only a human phenomenon, as elephants and chimpanzees have been observed covering fallen brethren more
By SENATOR JAMES C. SHEEHAN There are few professionals whose dedication and knowledge can match that of our physicians. Doctors should be respected and supported for that professionalism, especially since we literally put our lives in their hands. In more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Many years ago, Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season was a big deal. Millions of fans, who had hibernated from their beloved sport over the winter months, not only awaited the season's first pitch, but a review of the box more
The Lazy Susan was the final straw. For years, the corner cabinet spun in only one direction to expose half of its contents. That's just the way it was, although by wedging a knife - a butter knife, nothing sharp - where it bound and exerting some force, more
Capital punishment has long been abolished in Rhode Island, but an archaic, century-old law allows the state to inflict another kind of death" on some prisoners. Under the terms of the provision - which was enacted in 1909 and remains in effect - people" more
To the Editor: In 1991 our U.S. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month. With approximately 33 million, or 10 percent, of the U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry, this affords a large pool of happy celebrants for events associated more
By MAUREEN MARTIN As Women's History Month comes to an end, it is a time to honor the outstanding achievements of women throughout history and celebrate the work that remains ongoing through various movements and organizations. One such movement, more
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