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While a recent poll continues to show the majority of Rhode Islanders support legalizing and taxing marijuana, local, state and law enforcement officials are taking a not so fast" approach towards decriminalizing and regulating the plant" more
This year is the 25th anniversary of the teachers strike that closed schools and saw 18 teachers arrested and sent to the Adult Correctional Institution. In many ways the rancor and distrust caused by that incident still simmers today. Some teachers say more
By TESSA ROY The Warwick Teachers Union (WTU) announced yesterday it plans to hold another informational picketing today at City Hall to alert the public to the Warwick School Committee's continued negligence in reaching a successor collective" more
Three days – 72 hours – since the last snowstorm is the grace period before residents and businesses are to shovel sidewalks on their properties. The city law applies to “priority sidewalks” … more
By JOHN HOWELL City Hall was prepared to handle an onslaught of calls Tuesday as Water Division crews shut off service to customers for the non-payment of water and sewer bills. But, said administrative assistant Bruce Keiser, as of 3:30 p.m. the mayor's more
To the Editor:Mr. Elliot, thank you for being so concerned about R.I. public safety officers’ feelings, but unfortunately you have the facts of Rep. Bennett’s legislation completely … more
The ACLU of Rhode Island is urging officials in all 39 of the state's municipalities to adopt a comprehensive ordinance to protect their immigrant communities from constitutionally dubious federal immigration requests." Mayor Scott Avedisian said Monday" more
To the Editor: After eight years in the White House, our illustrious president has decided to talk tough to Vladimer Putin's Russia. This is a man who has spent eight years dismantling our defenses and our law enforcement agencies in order for the more
“Keep your tiny hands off our rights,” a sign declared. Its owner, a young blonde woman wearing bright blue lipstick, was one of the many students who walked out of her Providence high school … more
Editor's note: Mayor Scott Avedisian responded with the following statement to questions about the firefighters' union action to grieve the Tier II pension system: I am disheartened by the actions of the IAFF Warwick Local 2748 to undo the pension more
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