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To the Editor: When I began my campaign for the Warwick City Council last year, I quickly learned the number one issue on the minds of the voters in Ward 1. Do you support the closing of John Brown Francis Elementary School?" My response during the" more
“Providence needs a tax revolt.” I first saw this statement on a sign on Smith Street years ago. It was erected on the property of a good businessman, who had spent almost two decades … more
The most common answer of any Rhode Islander when asked about the quality of life in our state is “great state, lousy government.” For four decades now, this writer has witnessed governor … more
The worst storms around these parts seem to be the ones that receive little to no attention beforehand. While in no way is this piece intended to make light of the dire situations seen in Puerto Rico, Houston, Florida or any of the dozens of island more
The line was moving slowly. People patiently waited for dessert. There was really no rush. The weekend was ahead and everyone knew in time they would get to the homemade goodies, the finale to the community pasta dinner. It was at that point the woman more
There's no way to skirt around the facts. The state of public schools in Rhode Island is a dire problem. The Jacobs Report - a statewide, independent assessment of the repair needs, from crucial to cosmetics, of all 307 public school facilities more
By WALTER D. CRADDOCK Rhode Islanders have long clamored for better service from the state agencies funded with their tax dollars. The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is no exception. This year the division began a series of steps to improve its more
Anybody who has ever embarked on a hike that wound up being way more dangerous and lengthy than they expected (or prepared for) will understand the feeling of finally seeing your car sitting where you parked it, what seemed like an eternity ago, in the more
To the Editor:Benny’s is closing its doors. Too bad, I loved Benny’s, but Warwick residents are used to losing terrific places to go, like Jenny’s ice cream parlor and Rocky Point … more
By DON FOWLER On just about any given day, whether rainy, snowy, cloudy or sunny, Broad Street, Narragansett Boulevard and Narragansett Parkway are filled with walkers from Cranston and Warwick. My frequent walks start from Park and Broad Streets in more
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