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By HERB WEISS With the dust settling after the adjournment of the 2019 legislative session on June 30, 2019, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo halfheartedly signed the state's 2020 fiscal year $9.9 billion budget into law. The newly enacted budget more
By NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO I am proud that the General Assembly adopted a pro-business, pro-consumer budget that reflects our commitment to operate within our state's means. We are fully funding the essential programs we provide to our citizens, more
There's nothing more patriotic than a parade on the Fourth of July. For Rhode Islanders it's the Bristol Parade and, more locally - say Warwick - it's the short walk to Lippitt Park for the Riverview neighborhood, albeit it wasn't on the 4th this year, more
By STEVEN FRIAS Rhode Island is a unique state with unusual scandals. Last week, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello declared he did not know what to cut in Rhode Island's $9.97 billion state budget. Shortly afterwards, it was revealed that buried in next more
Separated by less than 24 hours, two events that played out at City Hall last week illustrate either how laboriously slow government can move or how fewer than 100 youths can ignite an issue of community concern. On Tuesday night, the latest in a series more
This was the plan: Pick the day and time people would least likely want to be going anywhere; escape the lines and get Carol's new car, which really isn't new, registered in record time. Harvey Davies, who found the 2005 Buick, knew exactly what I should more
By HERB WEISS For the second year in a row, the Rhode Island General Assembly's Senate Judiciary Committee heard a resolution, introduced by State Senator Donna Nesselbush (Democrat, District 15, Pawtucket), calling on lawmakers to denounce and oppose more
By NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO I'd like to share some thoughts on the Rhode Island budget as we begin winding down our legislative session that began five months ago. Every citizen is impacted by the state budget in some way. It helps fund public education, more
Cars were pulled into the snow banks on Narragansett Boulevard. It was still early, the cold gray dawn casting a monotone scene, or was it smoke? Heavy snowflakes fell. Hoses snaked down the step short section of Shaw Avenue that leads down to Edgewood more
I don't get along with carpenter ants, and somehow they know it. At this time of year, they seem to emerge from nowhere. Thankfully, there aren't armies of them. But one or two is enough to make one wonder if there are thousands more, out of sight, more
When you own a sailboat without an engine, it's handy to have a friend with a powerboat. Such is my good fortune this Sunday. John Cavanagh, who ended up owning my sailboat with an engine, had everything planned to officially launch this year's boating more
By STEVEN FRIAS Every month, Rhode Islanders pay a 911 fee on their phone bills, but most of the funds raised by this fee do not go to the E-911 system. Instead, every year, millions in 911 fees are diverted to pay for other expenses in the budget. For more
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