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COSTING LESS TO BUILD: Mayor Scott Avedisian …
Building permits for projects costing $250,000 and more will cost about 20 percent less than they currently do under a new fee schedule worked out by the mayor and the Rhode Island Builders … more
A MOMENT TO SAVOR: Cranston Sen. Hannah Gallo, …
While long-advocated universal all-day kindergarten in Warwick schools is scheduled to become a reality in 2016, more than half of about 580 kindergarteners expected in the system this fall will be … more
A CHORUS FOR PASSAGE OF THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND: …
In front of a mountain of reclaimed asphalt and a fleet of idled cement trucks, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse yesterday called on Senate Finance Committee Republicans to approve funding for the … more
KEN BLOCK
Ken Block is a numbers man, and he’s been in politics long enough to know the numbers can say different things depending on how they are interpreted. That’s why he’s not surprised by some of … more
To the Editor: No one wants to admit it. No one wants to participate in it. No one even wants to talk about it. Case in point: I asked Scott Small, the president of the Municipal Employees Union, … more
STILL BURIED: Portions of the sidewalk on Sandy …
Many sidewalks are still obscured by mounds of snow, even though city ordinances require abutting property owners to shovel them or face a $100 fine. And this evening, City Municipal Court Judge … more
Two weeks ago, students in grades 3 through 10 began taking the Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test on March 16, and while many feared there would be issues … more
By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN On Tuesday, April 7, changes needed to extend much needed, and in some cases desperately needed, sewer lines were held hostage to satisfy the demands of a small group of … more
GETTING THE DETAILS: Mayor Scott Avedisian talks …
One of the toughest winters in Rhode Island history has failed to throw Ahlborg Construction Corporation off schedule in regards to the fire station under construction in Potowomut. In fact, the … more
SNOW WON’T STOP THEM; A recycling truck makes …
Tuesday was better than Monday. At least it wasn’t snowing, but Richard Oakes was still dealing with a form of whiteout. Oakes is one of 14 sanitation and recycling truck drivers who, with the … more
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