By Bob Plain on April 11, 2017
The annual Kids Count Factbook on child well-being in Rhode Island, now in its 23rd year, is a local rite of spring – but it’s nothing like the first tulips or tufted titmouse. Instead it’s an annual reminder of just how segregated – economically and otherwise – the Ocean State is. The massive 194-page report […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 6, 2017
“If the Holocaust has taught us anything it is that when regular folks go silent in the face of tyranny, bad things happen and their silence favors the oppressor,” said the organizers of Never Again Means Never Again, a multi-faith, multi-denominational gathering that took place at the Holocaust Memorial on The River Walk in Providence […]
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By Bob Plain on December 22, 2016
Upon learning of the FANG protest in the otherwise staid suburbia, Barrington Police Chief John LaCross didn’t want to take any chances.
“We had a specialized unit from Burrillville if anyone was going to chain themselves to the outside or the inside of the bank,” LaCross said.
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