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The question wasn’t a surprise. “Is the city taking any measures to address a rise in the sea level?” Jonathan Nelson, who is studying community adaptation to flooding and sea-level rise … more
Stop right where you are if you're not into Gorilla Glue. You see, I don't have any choice but to write about it. Two of the three fingers I've typed with all these years (I regret to this day avoiding typing in high school) are coated with Gorilla. more
Claude pulled away from the dock. We could see the shapes of boats at their moorings from the lights at the marina ahead. He navigated between them as we headed for the mouth of Bullocks Cove in Riverside. It was silent; we appeared to be the only ones more
Accomplishments are often hard to measure, except when you're on vacation. Work can be featureless. There's a routine and a certain level of expectations if things are to run in an orderly and predictable fashion. It's a problem when it doesn't happen more
By STEVEN FRIAS Currently, Rhode Island pays International Game Technology (IGT) over $50 million a year for products and services to the Rhode Island Lottery. Recently, Gov. Gina Raimondo agreed to extend IGT's contract with the Lottery for an more
Jeremy Rix would frown at this. He is the councilman who, in an effort to combat neighborhood rodents of the long tail variety, introduced the ordinance that now makes it an offense to spread birdseed in your yard. Seed is restricted to a feeder, or you more
I'm filing a complaint against my neighbor. It's become too much. His yakking is incessant. Just the other night I was awakened by his calling, me too.me too.me too." What on earth could be happening? The moonlit yard showed no signs of activity. Houses" more
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
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