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Ann Diffley checked her smart phone for the temperature Tuesday at about 5:30 p.m. It read 89 degrees, and that was outside. She thought the temperature inside the car parked at Lowe’s on … more
AT BREAKFAST: DEM Director Janet Coit was among …
Janet Coit, director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), believes people will take stewardship of the environment. “I think we’re at a point where people get it,” she said … more
After nine meetings and the testimony of numerous officials, ranging from a representative of the Narragansett Indians to the executive director of the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency, the … more
NEIGHBORHOOD CANCER: Ward 5 Councilman Edgar …
According to estimates, there are 400 abandoned, foreclosed and vacant houses in the city. Those are not good numbers, but it’s not the numbers that trouble Ward 5 Councilman Edgar Ladouceur. … more
FOCUSED ON THE BOTTOM LINE: John Kennedy had lots …
For years, any meeting about the airport has brought out the complaints and the questions, but not last Thursday. Instead, Kelly Fredericks, who assumed the role of president and CEO of the Rhode … more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung addresses members of …
The head of the city’s police union is facing seven misconduct charges and a recommendation that his employment be terminated following a Rhode Island State Police investigation into allegations of retaliatory ticketing on the part of Cranston police in November of last year. more
OATH OF OFFICE: Following his election as …
The turning point in the contest for speaker of the House of Representatives came Saturday, according to a key leader in the battle to secure the seat for Cranston’s Nicholas Mattiello. With the … more
REVITALIZING THE BAY: Robert Morvillo hopes to …
Bob Morvillo has lived most of his life on Conimicut Point, overlooking Narragansett Bay. He, like many from the area, recalls shellfishing with his family as a kid. Now, Morvillo hopes to help … more
ADAMANT THAT SEWERS BE EXTENDED: Ward 8 …
After all the criticism of sewer assessments; usage fees and debt; petitions calling to reduced rates; and suggestions to eliminate the authority, it seemed the sewer review commission created by … more
It was only four years ago that residents of many cities and towns became painfully aware – when their auto tax bill arrived – of the real meaning of action at the state level to eliminate the … more
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