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In modern public life, even the most prejudiced characters learn to camouflage their bigotry in order to survive in the political game. On the contrary, one might remember the days of the late Alabama Governor and presidential candidate George Wallace. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- Are Warwick voters prepared to support an $85 million bond issue to upgrade its aging schools, or would they want to upgrade schools to aspirational standards suggested by the State Department of Education at a cost of almost $118 million? more
To the Editor: Facts are stubborn things was the theme of Chris Curran's op-ed piece in Beacon Communications papers on Thursday, 12/21 - except that most were invented by him. His first fact was that Trump has formed an oligarch in his administration. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- They’ve been dubbed the “gang of five,” but no question they would welcome others to join their ranks. They are bound by the causes they support, not the party labels they wear, which in this day of divisive politics makes them unusual. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Jennifer Rourke has wanted to run for elective office for a while now, but moving to Warwick a few years ago after her husband switched jobs was finally the impetus she needed to throw her hat in the ring. As a Democrat, she will be more
To the Editor: America is a broken nation. It breaks even more each time a shooting occurs. But which came first, the shootings or the brokenness? I contend it is the brokenness. This has happened insidiously over time. There have been many symptoms and more
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released the official 2018 How to Run for Office Guide to assist those planning to run for elected office in Rhode Island. The guide provides would-be candidates with the necessary steps, deadlines and eligibility more
The most common answer of any Rhode Islander when asked about the quality of life in our state is “great state, lousy government.” For four decades now, this writer has witnessed governor … more
By THOMAS GREENBERG -- According to Cathy Bonang in the Superintendent’s office, there has been $27,569 in total lunch debt throughout all the schools, which is up from $9,636 tallied at this time last year. more
The Warwick City Council, to their credit, are unquestionably dedicated public servants who put in hours of work, for very little pay, to try and make decisions that benefit their constituents and the city as a whole. It is a job that not many can do, more
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