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More than 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Court limited the ability of public school officials to censor books from school libraries, students and teachers in Rhode Island routinely face another type … more
Editor’s note: Mayor Scott Avedisian delivered the following remarks Saturday morning at the Gaspee Ecumenical Service held at Trinity Church. Good morning.  We are sitting here in the … more
Gov. Chafee signs registration papers in the …
I was elected to public office 26 years ago, as a city councilman in Warwick. I was grateful to the voters for trusting a Republican to look after my mostly Democratic constituents, and I always … more
Recently, Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist gave her State of Education address to the Rhode Island joint legislature. She presented a picture of increased federal funding and technology … more
A growing drumbeat of negative commentary is throwing doubt on the effort to re-establish a Historic Tax Credit program in Rhode Island. Even as they acknowledge the undeniable benefits of tax … more
Even as we recognize the achievements of our generation and take pride in the remarkable advancements in business, science and technology, civil rights, space exploration, and the many medical … more
Recently, I had the pleasure to meet William from West Warwick, a fifth grader at Deering Middle School who taught me a few things about a catapult and other robotics gadgets he has been building … more
As Quonset Business Park continues to establish itself as one of the Ocean State’s most successful centers of job creation, we need to consider how to get 9,100 people to work every day in the most … more
As we look back on the past 12 months, we can see that this has been a year of accomplishments and a year of challenges. In our state, we have the capacity, the policies and the public support we … more
As of March 1, arbitrary across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, have gone into effect for our Defense Department and many other government agencies. These cuts treat our highest priorities … more
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