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I want to thank the Cranston Herald's readers for your comments and questions following our first House Talk" column. I appreciate your interest and active engagement. Among the many issues the House is focusing during this legislative session are" more
By HERB WEISS Less than four months ago, a research report released by the Washington, D.C.-based National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), using an analysis of U.S. Census data, found that even with the nation's economic recovery, savings levels more
I was going to fly solo. That was the plan. It's not that I've had a lot of time at the controls, but Ted assured me I could do it without crash landing, or even worse losing the craft entirely. That was my fear, coming down behind the fenced in area 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
As we begin our 2019 legislative session, I want to give the people of Cranston an overview of what they can expect from their House of Representatives this year. Before doing so, however, I wish to sincerely thank two key groups - the voters of more
Across the political spectrum people are advocating for changes to the Rules of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. These Rules govern the process for considering legislation in the House. Under the current Rules, proposed legislation is sent to a 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
By STEVE FRIAS In search of more revenues, the General Assembly recently enacted legislation requiring more companies to collect Rhode Island's seven percent sales tax on items ordered on the internet. This legislation is a result of a 2018 U.S. Supreme more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the 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
The radio crackled as it does with an incoming call. I glanced at the dashboard. It was Carol’s number. “Did you hear it?” We often hear the reverse thrust as a jet lands at Green, a … more
You never know where you'll find news. I certainly didn't expect it in a farmhouse built at the turn of the century in upstate New York. Once a duplex with an outhouse, the house is in sorry condition these days. It has not been lived in for more than a more
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