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To the Editor: A statue of Christopher Columbus has been horribly defaced by one or more cowards that seem to enjoy lurking in the shadows and writing their idiotic idioms in the dark. Christopher Columbus was an explorer who risked his life in order to more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN Seldom do we recognize historical turning points as they unfold. Today, we stand at a crucial crossroads in the life of our republic. Three years ago candidate Donald Trump welcomed and accepted help from Russian President more
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Fresh Air host families and volunteer leaders Rhode Island. Because of their dedication and commitment, thousands of children from New York City's low-income communities participated in more
It's common for observers of modern civic discourse to bemoan its coarseness. We maintain that the lack of civility is hardly unique to our times, but must acknowledge that the way we treat one another in the public square today often leaves a great deal more
To the Editor: Raimondo's contract renewal proposal with International Gaming Technology is a classic example of a politician putting corporate interests first at the expense of the taxpayers. It comes as no surprise to see IGT donated $150,000 to the more
To the Editor: School shootings have been on the rise since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Although school shootings are classified as rare, they are beginning to become more frequent. Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, more
Are you planning a flight as part of a future trip across the country? Do you have upcoming business to conduct at, or another reason to visit, a federal facility? Soon, you'll likely need an enhanced form of identification to get aboard your plane or more
History Notes is a biweekly entry in the Sun Rise that features a passage from the Johnston Historical Society. This week's story comes from March 2012. By By LOUIS McGOWAN Growing up in Thornton in the 1950s, I and everyone else seemed to know of Indian more
To the Editor: When I was growing up I remember fathers portrayed on television as intelligent, hardworking and faithful. They were depicted as the head of the family and were always present to give counsel to their children. They were not portrayed as more
Recent weeks have been deeply troubling from a public health perspective. Most people are by now at least somewhat familiar with the wave of lung injury cases being reported across the country as part of a still-mysterious outbreak tied to the use of more
An Open Letter to the RI Congressional Delegation: I have been following the calls from all of you for the impeachment of President Trump and have to ask you what are the grounds? So far, we have heard nothing but hearsay evidence regarding the Ukraine more
By MICHAEL SEPE The economic development plan to keep IGT and over 1,000 workers here in Rhode Island is vitally important to continuing the progress our state has made building a technology and innovation economy. I want to tell my community the story more
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