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To the Editor: If you are as unfortunate as I am, and you are forced to transit the Apponaug rotary several times daily, we have a few things in common. First and most obvious are the impending … more
Stunned silence has followed in the wake of the disclosure last week that Warwick has eight to ten too many schools. The silence is understandable, for if the conclusion of consultants is … more
To the Editor: No one wants to admit it. No one wants to participate in it. No one even wants to talk about it. Case in point: I asked Scott Small, the president of the Municipal Employees Union, … more
By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN On Tuesday, April 7, changes needed to extend much needed, and in some cases desperately needed, sewer lines were held hostage to satisfy the demands of a small group of … more
In the 1938 film “Reefer Madness,” the promotional posters for the movie asserted that “Women cry for it” and “Men die for it.” On the bottom of the poster was the subtitle, “Drug … more
The first sun rise of 2014.
We were at Rocky Point to photograph the sun rise on New Year’s Day last year. Our photographer could have yelled his lungs empty, yet no one was close enough to hear him. We were at Rocky Point … more
Mass shootings and massacres have dominated the news, generating debate as activists for both sides of the gun rights issue vie to make America safer. On Tuesday, the Senate’s Judiciary … more
The numbers tell a story. Last week the school administration proposed a $166.6 million budget to the School Committee. It’s a number supported by a raft of other numbers that basically fall into … more
To the Editor: I would like to see more Rhode Islanders run for office in 2016.  With an insignificant amount of money, no name recognition, I managed to bring in almost 40 percent of the … more
$263 million is a lot of money. It’s a scary number when you consider that’s what the city would need going forward to meet the cost of retiree benefits other than pensions. Those benefits, … more
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