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It’s often thought cynical to say that moments of crisis create opportunity. For the Ocean State, the broadly positive reaction to Cranston Democrat Nicholas Mattiello’s ascension to the … more
It was a stunning scene, one fit for a Hollywood film – but not in the way anyone would have hoped. On Friday, state and federal officials moved in and out of Gordon Fox’s State House office … more
Last month, as an agreement was announced that would settle legal challenges to Rhode Island’s public pension reform, criticism was focused largely on the closed-door nature of the … more
After one meeting, it appears the School Committee’s subcommittee, charged with drafting the guidelines for a consultant, has a long, winding road ahead of them. Committee members can’t agree on … more
Joe Walsh was mayor – that’s 37 years ago now – when, in a desperate effort to free the Apponaug traffic bottleneck, the current one-way rotary system was created. In a fashion, it worked. … more
To the Editor: A couple of weeks ago we observed the tragic anniversary of the legalization of abortion (Roe v. Wade) in our nation. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “If abortion is … more
It’s hard to imagine that, when the state Congressional delegation unanimously voted to bail out the National Flood Insurance Program by eliminating federal subsides, they didn’t foresee what it … more
For the first time in seven years, the Rhode Island Coalition of the Homeless was able to announce a decrease in the overall homeless population when they released 2013 data at the State House last … more
Envisioning Rhode Island as the “Silicon Valley of Food” may sound audacious. Proposing legislation that would designate calamari as the state’s official appetizer has already drawn significant … more
To the Editor: I recently read where Governor Lincoln Chafee graded former Governor Donald Cacieri on his eight years leading Rhode Island. He had the audacity to give his two terms a “D” … more
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