TOM WARD – Thank you all

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It was October 1977, at age 24, when I first hoisted a camera for The Woonsocket Call and began my journey that ends this week. For every single moment of it, how lucky I have been! My love of news... more

ARLENE VIOLET – Is new privacy battle looming?

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Recently, there was a kerfuffle in Illinois over a proposed resolution that would allow the disclosure of one’s COVID-19 status to first responders, including police officers, firefighters and rescue... more

Letters to the Editor

Let church bells ring to honor those lost

I ask with Memorial Day just around the corner, that all churches throughout the Blackstone Valley ring their bells for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces of... more

Limits to governor’s emergency powers?

On March 9, 2020, acting pursuant to the extraordinary powers that the R.I. Emergency Management Act (“EMA”) provides, Gov. Gina Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island “due to the... more

Bubnys: Pearl Harbor then, COVID-19 now

Can history be repeated? Maybe somewhat. In 1942 we lived in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. In 2020 we have the novel coronavirus. Only our few remaining nonagenarians and centenarians personally... more

Transportation exhaust emissions are part of the problem

We are living in a time where, what we have been doing for the last 100 years or so is really catching up with us. We think that this virus, or any of the other respiratory viruses, diseases,... more