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By HERB WEISS During the month of May, commencement speakers will be addressing the graduating Class of 2017 at Colleges, Universities and higher learning institutions in Rhode Island and throughout the nation. Robed graduating seniors will listen more
It's taken more than 14 years to complete a lasting memorial to the 100 who lost their lives in The Station nightclub fire on Feb. 20, 2003 in the worst tragedy in Rhode Island history and the fourth deadliest fire in the country. Some would say that's more
It's that time when municipalities put together the spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Cranston finalized its budget last week calling for a $284.6 million spending plan - $9 million more than the current year - to be financed by a 2.18 percent more
Saturday, I was perusing the bargains at JC Penney's, picking out a deeply discounted cute gray sweater to ward off the cold while waiting for the spring that I know is supposed to arrive any day now. While waiting in the long line, which moved more
It's hard to believe given the small size of our state, but Rhode Island has 150 municipal pension plans. These plans provide retirement security for the hard-working municipal employees who devote their careers to serving our local more
This year is the 25th anniversary of the teachers strike that closed schools and saw 18 teachers arrested and sent to the Adult Correctional Institution. In many ways the rancor and distrust caused by that incident still simmers today. Some teachers say more
To the Editor: Energize Rhode Island Act (H5369/S365) is a landmark bill that would apply a simple and transparent fee on carbon pollution in our state, in coordination with similar bills being … more
This past week, the House of Representatives in Washington DC passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Afterward in the White House Rose Garden, a Republican orgy of more
To the Editor: Governor Gina Raimondo has introduced a budget for FY 2018 that claims to promote business growth and help the lowest earning Rhode Islanders by increasing the minimum wage. Those are laudable goals, but in reality if her budget is more
To the Editor: Speaker Mattiello and your NRA colleagues did you hear the warning shots from California - another senseless and tragic domestic violence massacre. Two adults and a child are dead and a child is in serious condition because an offender had more
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