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IS OUR SALES TAX TOO NARROW? The Providence Journal’s PolitiFact column published some astonishing figures. In 2011, the most recent year with total statistics available, Rhode Islanders’ total … more
Joe Walsh was mayor – that’s 37 years ago now – when, in a desperate effort to free the Apponaug traffic bottleneck, the current one-way rotary system was created. In a fashion, it worked. … more
Dangers lurk around us every day, often unseen. Sometimes, they are found in places we forget to look, or take for granted. The perils associated with drug abuse – addiction, crime, broken lives … more
To the Editor: Lonnie Barham should change the name of his column from “My Take on the News” to “A Tea Party Take on the News.” Apparently, there is nothing the Republicans can do wrong, … more
Who’s going to pay the bill? That, it appears, is the newest argument taking shape between the Warwick School Committee and the city administration. The bill is for $1.7 million to repair the … more
To the Editor: After attending the Warwick School Committee meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and listening to the discussion of the ALAP program being cut, I realized the issue is not about a lack of … more
To the Editor: We have long known there are problems with education in the U.S., as our students fare poorly compared to students in other industrialized nations. I have a 70-year-old algebra … more
WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT PELL? His silver-spoon name appeared on the local scene 3 to 4 months ago as he indicated a possible interest in running for governor. He’s initiated an exploratory … more
To the Editor: There’s a story about the man who prayed vociferously to God, asking that he win the lottery. God got tired of listening to him and finally said, ‘Fine. I’ll let you win. Just … more
WHO’S MORE HONEST ABOUT POVERTY? The candidates for governor were questioned by the Providence Journal’s Edward Fitzpatrick on whether poverty is due to circumstances or lack of effort. … more
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