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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
William Holland, who the School Committee named interim superintendent last week, has brought impetus to a department that has floundered in recent months over a series of missteps, leaving some to … 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
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
Several months ago, we opined about the newly reopened and reclaimed Rocky Point Park, in which we asked Rhode Islanders to embrace the former amusement park’s long history. “With the New Year … 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
The former governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Davenport Chafee, announced this past week he had formed an exploratory committee in order to seek the Democratic nomination for president of the United … more
There are those who suggest our nation’s shameful legacy of racism and discrimination has been completely mitigated, and even absolved, by the undeniable progress we have made toward equality, … more
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