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A church remakes itself in the face of hunger

On a bitterly cold morning not long ago, Jerry Viou pulled into the parking lot at Open Table of Christ and a woman popped out from behind a dumpster and shouted, "Do you have food?''
Sustenance
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  February 12, 2010
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Hungry at the Holiday

Most of the food banks and soup kitchens across the United States emerged during the so-called Reagan recession of the early 1980s.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank battles a worsening hunger problem
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 12, 2007

It affects urbanites, too

Ninety-eight cents a meal ain’t much.

By DEIRFRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007
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Get Real

Scotland has its Lock Ness Monster. And Rhode Island has its Welfare Out-of-State Interloper.  
Guess what? RI isn’t a welfare magnet
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  January 31, 2007
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Blame game

For Democratic partisans, the pleasure of watching Republicans lose their shirts in last week’s midterm elections was matched only by the joy of watching Republicans admit defeat.
The conservative press grapples with a very bad week
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 15, 2006

Letters to the Portland Editor, February 24, 2006

Lance Tapley is my hero; he has the guts to reveal the stories of the abuse and oppression of the poor, disabled and elderly once again.
Readers fire back on the issues of oppression of the poor and elderly, Governor Baldacci's re-election plan, and Woody Allen's Match Point
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  February 23, 2006