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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
When sports devotees think about East Providence, they usually consider the high school's proud history in football first rather than any other endeavor, and rightfully so. The Townies are among the … more
I recently viewed the testimony of one abortion doctor who, after performing 1,200 abortions, finally looked with a degree of contemplation at the pieces of flesh lying on the table and drew 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: The 19 or 20 Democrats who opposed Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s election would be wise to follow the principles outlined in George Kassis’ Jan. 3 letter to the editor (“An open … 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
To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well … more
To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts … more
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