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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
RHODE ISLAND’S OBAMACARE EXCHANGE GETS CREEPY AND CRIMINAL: HealthSourceRI, Rhode Island’s Obamacare sign-up exchange, has garnered national attention for its slide into cyber creepiness. The … more
WE’RE WORST IN NATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT TAX: Add this to a seemingly never-ending set of bad lists that include Rhode Island as the worst or near the worst in the nation. Our unemployment … more
STATE’S SALES TAX POSITION DOESN’T MAKE SENSE: The R.I. Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a public policy think tank, has projected the financial effects of eliminating the state sales tax. It … more
Any elected official in the state of Rhode Island who recommends that we walk away from our 38 Studios debt should have his head examined. As painful as it is, the collapse of 38 Studios means we owe … more
Rhode Island government is constantly in search of a new revenue scheme that will miraculously solve our financial problems – problems, of course, which are the result of the state’s continued … more
THE BIG PROBLEM WITH FLOOD INSURANCE: It’s wonderful living on or near the water in Rhode Island where the Bay’s and Rhode Island Sound’s beauty and serenity are virtually palpable. … more
FAST FERRIES AND ANTI-COMPETITION: The Narragansett Chamber of Commerce has voted to oppose a successful ferry company from expanding its business at Quonset Point by adding a fast ferry from Quonset … more
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