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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
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
LET’S STOP VOTING FOR A FAMILY NAME: Clay Pell, the 31-year old grandson of the Rhode Island’s late U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, has indicated that he may seek the Democratic gubernatorial … more
WARWICK SEWER ISSUE: I was taken to task by two online readers last week about my article on Warwick School Committee member Eugene Nadeau who attributed Narragansett Bay’s bacterial pollution to … more
WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT PELL? His silver-spoon name appeared on the local scene 3 to 4 months ago as he indicated a possible interest in running for governor. He’s initiated an exploratory … more
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