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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS BECOME LAUGHABLE:  The state department of education has announced that students who failed the NECAP tests and thus could not graduate high school will now be … more
TILTING AT WINDMILLS AND WORSENING STATE’S ECONOMY: State Representative Arthur Handy, Democrat of Cranston, has joined with Brown University’s Divest Coal group to introduce a bill in the … more
CRANSTON PUBLIC SERVICE PAY INCREASES: The controversy over the Cranston police contract that was agreed to by Mayor Fung but rejected by the City Council brings to light exactly how public service … more
CHAFEE TO DO A TURN-ABOUT: It’s hard to believe, but Governor Chafee is going to start focusing on “the issues that Rhode Islanders care about.” That’s right. That’s what he said during … more
WHO’S MORE HONEST ABOUT POVERTY? The candidates for governor were questioned by the Providence Journal’s Edward Fitzpatrick on whether poverty is due to circumstances or lack of effort. … more
IT SAYS IT ALL: The Holland Club creed is …
“Meet you at 10 at the lot,” Paul Kelley said before hanging up. I knew the drill, having made my first visit to the Holland Club earlier this year. We would meet in the Park and Ride lot on … more
OBAMA WELCOMES THOSE WHO PROVIDED “LIMITED SUPPORT” TO TERRORISTS: In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama promised that he would act unilaterally on immigration reform by … more
It’s all about connections. Actually, it’s a lot more than connections, although having them is extremely helpful. Last week I used this column to write about Mike Integlia and how he put … more
EXETER RECALL ELECTION: Normally, one would say that if a town’s citizens don’t like something the town council does, they should vote against the councilors in the next election and make sure … more
WHO NEEDS DEMOCRATS? After reading about donations and support given to Democrats by the two announced Republican candidates for governor in Rhode Island, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and Moderate Party … more
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