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It is with no small amount of pride that I took part in the vote that brought Rhode Island the most business-friendly budget it’s seen in decades. For years, we’ve all rightly heard – and … more
Across the state, Rhode Islanders are talking about a number of important initiatives that could add jobs and grow our local economy. How can we leverage our existing assets to make Rhode Island a … more
Although tax season is over, scam artists are still ramping up efforts to defraud taxpayers. With an influx of complaints from local consumers, including several employees of the Office of Attorney … more
EPA and the Army finalized a rule recently under the Clean Water Act to continue to protect the streams and wetlands we rely on for our health, our economy, and our way of life. One in three … more
As a mayor, public safety director, former volunteer firefighter and private sector business owner, I am not at all surprised by the objection of our state’s unionized firefighters over the … more
With the graying of America’s population, the profile of the typical family caregiver has changed, says a new report released by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. The findings trouble … more
There are times when one just doesn’t know what to do after hearing about or experiencing a tragedy. I wrote this a few days after a 21-year-old man killed nine people while they were attending a … more
The beauty of our state is unbounded – from the sparking beaches of Newport and Aquidneck Island to the rugged shoreline of Beavertail; from the historic landmarks that dot the capital city and … more
Editor’s note: These are the remarks of Mayor Scott Avedisian that were delivered Saturday morning at the Gaspee Ecumenical Service held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pawtuxet. The traditions … more
A recently published study, by Brown University researchers, takes a look at end-of-life care in America’s nursing facilities, seeking to answer the question, is knowledge and access to information … more
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