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Facts: El Paso and Dayton make 251 mass shootings in 216 days.Total number of gun incidents so far in 2019: 33,499Number of deaths: 8,896 (22,000 annual suicide by gun not included) Source: Gun … more
If Rhode Island politicians spent money as though it were their own, taxpayers would see radically different behavior. Instead, they have a cookie jar mentality, i.e. that it’s other … more
HOG ISLAND — The second Hog Island fishing tournament in honor of the late Henry Barney ended July 13 with the awards ceremony in front of the Hog Island boathouse. Henry Barney, a … more
Summer nights bring me back to the sound of my father’s flip-flops as we walked from the car toward the high school — tightly rolled towels in our hands. Once inside, the unmistakable … more
I hadn’t planned on running that morning. I couldn’t park anywhere near Holy Rosary church in Foxpoint due to a huge turnout for the memorial service I hoped to attend. I tried Benefit … more
Pretend for a moment that you are from Mars (or in the case of women, from Venus). You have arrived in the United States of America. You have traveled around the country for 30 days, watched the … more
You, no doubt, are familiar with the adage, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." Yet, Rhode Islanders must have a folly epidemic. … more
Despite being prepared for the release of the list of clergy members who had been "credibly accused" of sexually abusing children, I still felt sick reading about it. After all, as Attorney General … more
Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH). The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and projects, public health alerts, … more
Key findings by the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Institute for Education Policy are enough to make anyone concerned with education blanche. The report on the Providence School System … more
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