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    It’s no surprise that when people find out what I do, they’re quick to share their personal stories with me. The good news is that … more ...
    Reminiscing readers have seen terrifying accounts of the Great Hurricane of 1938 by survivors who escaped with their lives that treacherous day. But there were … more ...
    Nothing does more to erode public support for the First Amendment than public stunts deliberately designed to offend people of faith. Think Fred Phelps and … more ...
    In the winter of 1939, Porter Hoxie sat down and wrote a letter to his young daughter, Jane, because he thought it would be a … more ...
    As one who has spent a lifetime paddling about in that great river we call Shakespeare, I slipped east in Sunday’s twilight with some anxiety … more ...
    What in the heck is going on with the police in Ferguson, Missouri, and journalists? The St. Louis suburb has been the scene of peaceful … more ...
    Climate change, global warming, or whatever phrase you want to use to label our significant impact on the planet isn’t about biblical flooding, superstorms or … more ...
    Stonington Borough saved a 24-pound cannonball that was fired into the village by the British during the War of 1812’s Battle of Stonington for the … more ...
    They started in the early 20th century as summer social clubs where men could go to drink whiskey and scotch, eat fresh seafood and discuss … more ...
    Dr. Maggie Kozel: Back to School   Published Aug 16, 2014
    There’s nothing like the start of a new school year to give you that sense of a clean slate. Its a fun time for new … more ...

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    Fifty years ago, shortly after the Ku Klux Klan abducted and murdered civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, I was sitting … more ...
    During the Vietnam War, my mother, an otherwise sweet and compassionate person, said “they” (Vietnamese) don’t value human life like we do, suggesting that I … more ...
    This editorial appeared Thursday in the Newport Daily News. When people look at ways to cut the cost of doing business in Rhode Island, they … more ...
    Editor’s note: The following appeared in the Department of Labor and Training’s e-newsletter, released Tuesday. I’d like to highlight our actions restoring the Unemployment Insurance … more ...
    Editor’s note: A complete version of the R.I. Bicycle Coalition’s opinion piece is available at ecoRI.com. This version has been edited for space limitations. The … more ...
    Reed’s solution is anti-business   Published Aug 12, 2014
    In an online piece last week, The Hill, a top U.S. political website, read by the White House and more lawmakers than any other site, … more ...
    My wife and I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to live where we do since 1973, when I finished college. I have … more ...
    Once upon a time, early in the 19th century, before drug stores became so sophisticated they turned into pharmacies, Charles Vars, of French descent, had … more ...
    A recent study illustrates what has happened to New England’s once plentiful Atlantic cod population, and the findings highlight the big role that little fish … more ...
    Almost as soon as the state of Rhode Island was opening its beaches for swimming this summer, it was closing them again due to high … more ...
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