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GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s lead on paid leave

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s lead on paid leave

Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at age 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about him. But one vivid memory is of him always coming to my baseball games. And so when I had children, I promised myself I would do the same – not just to be in …

June 27, 2014 7:00 pm
Go For the Food: Rhode Island's taste of summer

Go For the Food: Rhode Island's taste of summer

If summer in Rhode Island has a taste, it's lemon — or, rather, Del's Frozen Lemonade.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point cops help brighten birthday for boy battling cancer

Crown Point cops help brighten birthday for boy battling cancer

CROWN POINT | Crown Point police officers are helping make his seventh birthday a little brighter for a Rhode Island boy battling cancer.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Ignored aspect of health deserves more thought

INDIANAPOLIS | Since the turn of century, the biggest concerns among sports medics have been ACL injuries — particularly in women — concussions, elbow injuries — particularly among pitchers — heat illness, steroids, spinal injuries, and conditions which might cause sudden cardiac arrest. Exc…

September 30, 2013 6:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Trickle-down tax cut fever is a bipartisan illness

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trickle-down tax cut fever is a bipartisan illness

After the Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature shoved through a 5 percent state income tax cut as a compromise gesture to new Gov. Mike Pence, media outlets like The Columbus Republic rightly termed the tax cut “silly.”

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children.

December 17, 2012 9:00 am

East coast filled with people, if not ships, during WWII trip

Now that I have reached the point in life where I have some perspective, I can see that there really are "ages" of a person, as there are ages of man, e.g., the age of reason, the iron age, etc.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am

Family takes a pass on Rhode Island and avoids hurricane

As a boy in my "gang," I was considered a rich kid. The reason for this misperception was that my family spent a good deal of time in Chicago and attended many events that did not even interest my peers.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
Oscar the Death Predicting Cat

Oscar the Death Predicting Cat

Oscar is a mysterious tabby cat who is able to predict the foreboding final hours of the onset of death at a Rhode Island nursing home facility.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Famed animals offer amazing abilities and powers to fascinate

OFFBEAT: Famed animals offer amazing abilities and powers to fascinate

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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