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By KENNETH DOOLEY This year 650 welders and other skilled trade workers will be hired for the submarine hull fabrication facility at Quonset Point. In the years to come, the work force will expand steadily as the Navy's nuclear submarine force adds new more
By STEVEN KING Quonset Makes a New Name for Itself in Business. That was the headline from the New York Times earlier this year, in a lengthy feature from one of the world's leading newspapers. The piece highlights Quonset's rebirth" and role as an" more
Open letter to Senator Reed: There is absolutely nothing wrong with reasonable efforts to protect the environment of the United States and to encourage other countries to do the same. However it is nothing but a fool's errand to expect that our actions more
For a couple of years now, I have been writing about different proposals regarding a new Paw Sox stadium. Few Rhode Islanders support any kind of taxpayer insured development whatsoever. The latest idea is to build a grandiose sports park complex in the more
Remember when your daughter was a little girl and she would ride her bike or perform some physical trick and yell, “Look at me, look at me?” There is an undisputable similarity with the … more
To the Editor: This past week the Rhode Island National Guard was mentioned twice in the Providence Journal. The subject was the same but the contributors were on opposite sides of the fence. The news story told of individuals from the National Guard more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING America is unique in its ability to evolve and embrace new ideas. Sometimes change comes slowly, but this happens through patience, turmoil, debate, voting and education. Once women were not allowed to vote. Once blacks were more
By JAMES SHEUSI Now that school is out, how are 13-year-olds spending their summer? Probably on a computer. Microsoft founder Bill Gates was 13 when he wrote his first computer program. In 1975, at age 20, his fascination with computers led him to more
To the Editor:Having been a regular attendee at city council meetings for many years now, I can remember what sparked my interest in local civics, or should I say, “my concern.” Prior to … more
The first of three and perhaps more city budget hearings will be held this Friday starting at 5 p.m. when the mayor presents his $165 million school budget, which is $2 million less than what schools requested. Overall, Mayor Scott Avedisian is asking more
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