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This year is the 25th anniversary of the teachers strike that closed schools and saw 18 teachers arrested and sent to the Adult Correctional Institution. In many ways the rancor and distrust caused by that incident still simmers today. Some teachers say more
Free college tuition for Rhode Islanders is here. With Senate passage of the $9.6 billion state budget last week and its signature by Gov. Gina Raimondo, the governor’s Rhode Island Promise is now … more
What has become tagged as the “Warwick Teachers Contract bill” by legislators is one of the hot issues legislators face in the waning days of this session of the General Assembly. Introduced by … more
Could it be that Rhode Islanders don't believe what they would like to believe? That would be our conclusion after the recent Bryant Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll that looked at the two proposals concerning the elimination or reduction more
The story has a consistent theme - Warwick single-family home sales outpace any other city or town in the state. In the month of May the totals were even higher than customary, with a total of 142 Warwick single-family homes selling as compared to more
Water is essential to life, so it's no wonder people are upset when a city crew shows up and shuts off their water. Gone is the convenience of taking a shower, flushing the toilet, hosing the garden, doing the laundry, filling the kettle from the kitchen more
In 2012 Sandra Coletta, then CEO and president of Kent Hospital, looked at hospital records and was alarmed to discover the number of deaths resulting from overdoses of prescription drugs. On examination the overdoses, whether resulting in death or not, more
It's been nine years since the School Department closed the doors of Christopher Rhodes School. Other than a year when it was used by the Rhode Island School for the Deaf while it was building a new school in Providence, Rhodes has sat empty, a target more
Like petulant kids, the leaders of the legislative branch of our state government have left the state without a budget and each blaming the other for the resulting confusion. In theory the fight comes down to a few words over a measure that would bring more
The news that the city of Warwick passed a first reading to reinstate fees to park at its three public beach facilities - Conimicut, Oakland Beach and City Park - spread throughout the community quickly and vigorously. The ordinance change is not yet more
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