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While I truly hope the Pawtucket Red Sox will continue for years to come, as a state senator who has to vote on a publicly backed stadium, I have a responsibility to protect the public interest. The … more
By ROBERT FLANDERS When neighbors, friends and family ask me why I am running for the U.S. Senate, my answer is simple. As Nelson Mandela said: There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less impactful than the one you" more
By JUDITH SWIFT and JOHN W. KING The unfortunate squelching of the October 23 participation of three EPA scientists who were to report on aspects of the state of Narragansett Bay - largely for other scientists, managers, and policymakers - made national more
The recent gun violence in Las Vegas goes far beyond the horrific. Fifty-eight innocent victims, and one extremely troubled shooter, died in what we are now calling the worst ever" for this type of event. Statistics abound" more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI We live in a time period where negativity, particularly toward government, has sadly become the norm. It is understandable why the public has a negative view of state government due to various missteps and mistakes that have been more
“Providence needs a tax revolt.” I first saw this statement on a sign on Smith Street years ago. It was erected on the property of a good businessman, who had spent almost two decades … more
By WALTER D. CRADDOCK Rhode Islanders have long clamored for better service from the state agencies funded with their tax dollars. The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is no exception. This year the division began a series of steps to improve its more
By DON FOWLER On just about any given day, whether rainy, snowy, cloudy or sunny, Broad Street, Narragansett Boulevard and Narragansett Parkway are filled with walkers from Cranston and Warwick. My frequent walks start from Park and Broad Streets in more
By TIM McCANDLESS For nearly 110 years, the Narragansett Council Boy Scouts of America (NCBSA) has provided experiences that build character while creating young leaders and good citizens for as many boys as possible in Rhode Island, Southeastern more
By MARC W. KOHLER This spring, I started doing research to create a storytelling presentation for school aged children about the Burning of the Gaspee. During that research, I discovered things that would help make Rhode Islanders very proud of our past. more
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