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SMITHFIELD – The owners of Knock On Wood Furniture say they have been hustling for the past two weeks putting a whole lot of furniture together in advance of a planned grand opening this Saturday, Feb. 4.

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When Lincoln Carter Almond was governor for the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations he resided in Lincoln, as did I. Having the governor, especially one as revered as “Linc,” living in the … MoreLincoln's Lincoln

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It’s hard to imagine anywhere on Broad Street in Cumberland where a roundabout would make sense to calm traffic, or that there would be space for one on a busy stretch of Route 44 in Greenville where space is also at a premium, but if the success of such traffic circles elsewhere is any indi… MoreShorey: Roundabouts are working

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Holidays are a fun and festive time but they don’t have to include alcohol. In American culture alcohol is served at most social occasions. Many people use it to unwind after a long day at work. How many of us have heard someone say, “I need a drink?” We gladly offer alcohol to our guests at… MoreHoliday’s without alcohol?

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My friend Amy is fighting cancer, again. It’s lung cancer and before you wonder if she is a smoker, no, she doesn’t smoke (not that it should matter). In fact, she’s one of those super healthy people who never even smoked one cigarette. I certainly cannot say the same. But she is now, for th… MoreSanzi: Staring down the bear, again

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I vote because I want a say in the future of our country. I vote for those who uphold the principles of democracy, who believe in the rule of law and accountability. I vote for those who respect the outcomes of elections and the integrity of the elected officials who have sworn allegiance to… MoreCole: Why do you vote?

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In the polarized state of our present politics, many cynically write off all politicians as ineffective, self-interested, or worse. My mom, Rep. Mia Ackerman, however, shows how effective local leadership and advocacy result in important policy changes that make a difference in people’s live… MoreMia Ackerman is the clear choice

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I am reaching out to residents to inform them that they will be asked to decide on a bond question that will provide $100 million in construction and improvements to the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus. It will be Question 1 on the ballot, and I am urging Rhode Islanders… MoreAutiello: Vote yes on Question 1