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To the Editor: It may surprise Rhode Islanders to learn that the plastic bag they used today for 15 minutes to transport their groceries will still be around in more than a thousand years – and … more
Marijuana policy reform is a hot topic these days in Rhode Island and across the country. Over the last three years, we’ve been discussing the issue with constituents, colleagues, opinion leaders … more
STATE’S SALES TAX POSITION DOESN’T MAKE SENSE: The R.I. Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a public policy think tank, has projected the financial effects of eliminating the state sales tax. It … more
As an aging Baby Boomer, the pains and aches of old age and my noticeable gray hair are obvious signs of getting closer to age 60. The aches and pains of getting older happen more often, … more
I’ve had enough ice for now. I’m not talking about the Olympics, although there has been an overdose of figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, hurtling sleds and flipping snowboards in the … more
To the Editor: The CIA repeatedly warned President Reagan that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was using outlawed mustard gas and nerve agents against Iran. But Reagan continued providing Saddam Hussein … more
What city officials have been telling us would happen became official last week, as Mayor Scott Avedisian released the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. The report is later than … more
To the Editor: Many years ago while doing Santa at an Exeter Christmas store, a young girl of about 6 was presented to me in a wheelchair. This little girl had eyes that were so blue that they … more
To the Editor: Your story about Warwick Downs was extremely interesting to me. My newly widowed mother and I moved there in 1930. Our address was 3 Scandia Avenue. (That cottage is still … more
It’s been nearly a week since state officials and the legal representation for public unions announced a deal that would settle court challenges to Rhode Island’s landmark pension … more
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