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2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
To the editor:  While there are many worthwhile issues and causes out there — including ones that could be considered true "national emergencies" — none compare to climate change and the … more
To the editor: I attended a luncheon at an area senior center billed by its legislative sponsors as their “Annual Luncheon.” One state representative and one state senator paid for the … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … more
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, David Wood, writes in his book, “What Have We Done? The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars”: “When there is casual … more
To the editor: I usually find myself in full agreement with Arlene Violet and the opinions she expresses in her column. However, I find her comparison of the biblical journey of Mary and … more
To the editor: Later this week, Rhode Island elected representatives will vote for their speaker, and all indications are that you, Mr. Matteillo, will be elected to that position, albeit with … more
The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the … more
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