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By JOSEPH A. LOFFREDO Rhode Islanders' memories of last summer's invasive gypsy moth outbreak would probably make for a great horror movie. My memories of the destruction are vivid from my walks through the usually pristine woods in my hometown of more
There are no more important beneficiaries of educational choice than the families and students who need K-12 options and opportunity. They are the reason we fight to expand choice in every state, including Rhode Island. An important more
It is important that we count our blessings from time to time. Sure, life can offer some daunting challenges, but upon reflection, most of us enjoy advantages that many in the world do not have. Come to think of it, there are far more
As many residents have observed, there have been significant changes designed to improve our special education programs at the junior high and high school levels. These changes were made due to school consolidation but more more
I have been a Bob Dylan fan since his “folk” days. Over time he has gone through many permutations, oftentimes confounding fans, critics and officials of the Nobel Prize. Some love Mr. … more
Just days ago, Louis A. Marciano came to St. Paul's Church on a mission to get his fellow Pawtucket Rotarians more involved in Rotary International's efforts to create a polio-free world. Marciano, a former Mount Pleasant High School more
Rhode Island has made great strides over the past two years in building momentum for our state's economic comeback and our ports have been on the leading edge of those efforts. Already proven success stories, we need to invest more
The car tax is a stone in everyone's shoe. No matter how much one makes, no matter what model car one drives, no matter where one lives - taxpayers despise the car tax. Every year municipalities reach deep into taxpayer's more
This year, Rhode Island can turn a corner on ethics. For the better part of a decade, good government groups like Common Cause have toiled at the State House to pass legislation that would give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over more
How would you like to be part of an investment that benefits you - and the economy - by protecting key Rhode Island landscapes, maximizing outdoor recreation opportunities, preventing stormwater pollution of water more
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