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Oops. Forgot.  We don’t call it that anymore (she gave me hell for that). We call it care for the older population. To solidify her point, she told me that we no longer call it … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: During an address last week to the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Dan McKee suggested the worst traffic fallout from the Washington Bridge is in the past. “We have to … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Washington Bridge saga took a noteworthy turn when state officials this week declined to rule out the possible demolition of the westbound portion of the bridge. If such a … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Rhode Island General Assembly returned to business last week, with the usual feeling of something akin to students returning to the classroom for the first day of school. House … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Rhode Island General Assembly returned to business last week, with the usual feeling of something akin to students returning to the classroom for the first day of school. House … more
We have a beautiful state, we really do. We enjoy the miles of ocean, beautiful parks, wonderful restaurants, and good people. You can get from one point in Rhode Island to another in one hour. … more
With the approach of the Christmas holidays and consumers ramping up their holiday shopping, the Washington, DC AARP warns shoppers to be aware of the uptick of scams. A new 2023 AARP Fraud Watch … more
Buoyed by the success of a pilot Senior Fellows Program, Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) and Age-Friendly Rhode Island (AFRI) are now looking to raise about $30,000 to fund another session in the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: As Rhode Island edges closer to 2024, policy and politics are converging in a way that could influence the 2026 race for governor. Attorney General Peter Neronha, who is … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: At the ripe old age of 35, Gabe Amo has emerged as the bright new star among Rhode Island Democrats. While he will enter Congress as its most junior member, Amo seems poised to … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: RI Attorney General Peter acause of government transparency, often saying that the state’s public records law should be a floor and not a ceiling. So how transparent is … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The death of 18 people in a mass shooting last week in Maine – considered the safest state in the nation, based on FBI data (per WUSA9 TV) – shattered the belief that … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Organized labor has made a lot of headlines of late, what with strikes by writers in Hollywood and auto workers in Michigan. The common thread is how technology is extending the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In 1997, when Jack Reed first joined the U.S. Senate, the Cold War had ended and 9/11 had not yet happened. A quarter-century later, the world is a very different place, with a … more
There were a total of 434 opioid overdose deaths in Rhode Island in the year 2022, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. The state has seen an increase in fatal overdose deaths … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: It’s an old political axiom: don’t help your opponent get a leg up in a campaign. That helps explain why CD1 Democrat Gabe Amo — who would have gone to the … more
He just may be the most important Rhode Island political figure you don’t know. When Democrat candidates up and down the ballot stick their toe in the water to figure out if they have a … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you were driving around North Providence, parts of Providence or other local communities during torrential downpours early last week, you may have felt like an extra in … more
The current nationally divisive controversy over statues and monuments - - here in Rhode Island over Columbus and Commodore Esek Hopkins - - has forced me to confess that I took down Rhode … more
To the Editor, It was disappointing to come home from vacation last week and read that the new mayor of Johnston, Joseph Polisena Jr., had decided to spend tens of thousands of extra taxpayer … more
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