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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 November 2013. By STEVE MEROLLA At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1776, he immediately volunteered to more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many physical, economic and mental health burdens to bear due to impacts made by the more
By STEVE FRIAS Our world has been brought to a standstill by something so tiny, it's invisible - a virus. COVID-19 began in Wuhan, China, possibly at an unsanitary market which sold wild animals like bats. This virus is between 10 and 35 times more more
We are all, together, in the midst of a rapidly evolving and deeply concerning situation. Day-to-day life is being disrupted in unprecedented ways. Every person, every institution, every business and every organization across our state is struggling with more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I truly thought my friend was exaggerating when she said she was off to find some toilet paper. When my friend in California said the people in the grocery stores were panicking, I dismissed it as pretty typical of my home state. But that more
To the Editor: Joe Biden’s popularity is still due largely to his name recognition among voters who spend very little time following the news. The campaigns of Sen. Kamala Harris and … more
To the Editor: International Women's Day is about celebrating women and lifting them up. Right now, women in low- and middle-income countries are facing a cervical cancer crisis simply because of where they live. But Congress can do something about it. more
To the Editor: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with The Light Foundation, is offering a Youth Wild Turkey Hunt in Rhode Island this spring and it is open to youths ages 12 to 15. The Rhode Island Division of Fish & more
To the Editor: Does anyone else find it interesting that the more hate and venom the left tries to spread against our president and other normal thinking Americans the more foolish they appear? Do these leeches in Washington, and here in our home state, 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 July 2013. By STEVE MEROLLA One of the most fascinating and even amazing stories to come out of the Revolutionary more
To the Editor: The news articles depicting the Convention Center using taxpayer funds for retirement parties, alcohol and travel for non- employees is appalling. That management paid these bills without documentation is negligence and borders on more
For weeks now, Rhode Islanders - like people across the globe - have warily monitored the spread of the novel coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19. It has been at times difficult to gauge the true seriousness or potential impact of the virus, which more
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