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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
You’ve heard the expression, “Home is your fortress.” Well, I strengthened the bulwarks this Sunday. I had to; they were showing real signs of coming apart. It’s not that I fear an attack … more
What a fate. It's hard to imagine that I'm out of projects. I'm blaming it on another rainy weekend day. At this time of year when there's so much to do, I had the projects lined up from planting the garden, trimming dead branches and readying the pool more
There's something about the first cut of the season that smell, the sticky blades of grass that get tracked into the house and, of course, the hum of the mower that in itself is a shout out for summer. I was anxious to make that cut two weeks ago, but more
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