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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
STORY OF THE WEEK : Democratic primary voters had their say and now Gabe Amo is the new rising star in Rhode Island politics. While former state representative Aaron Regunberg was widely perceived as … more
Former State Treasurer and Lt. Gov. Roger N. Begin: ‘Only when policymakers feel the impact of this broken system for their own families may there be reforms and funding to fix it.’ … more
A beloved father, brother and grandfather is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.   As the incurable disease moves him toward inevitable death, the stress on him and his devoted family becomes … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After being dogged for weeks by the signature-gathering controversy, Sabina Matos’s campaign is ramping up its criticism of Aaron Regunberg, buoying the perception that he is … more
She was waiting for a table at Smokey Bones on Route 2 in Warwick with her family, when a waitress ran up to her “freaking out” and excitedly hugging her.  The waitress then bent … more
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, an entity within the World Health Organization) recently announced that aspartame, a sugar substitute used in about 6,000 products worldwide, is … more
Rather than the road to hell being paved with good intentions, I suggest that the road to hell is paved with unexamined assumptions. In the case of RI Energy/PPL's proposal before the RI Public … more
The crisis affecting Rhode Island’s nursing homes continues to escalate, yet there is no response from State leaders. Within the last couple of months, one nursing home has closed, three … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Rhode Island is experiencing one of its periodic spasms of embarrassing headlines. First, there was the disastrous trip by two state officials to Philadelphia. (The officials no … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With a bit more than six weeks until the Sept. 5 primary in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, the race took a dramatic turn last week. Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, … more
Editor’s Note: The Johnston Sun Rise reached out to Mayor Polisena for comment regarding Johnston resident Tamra Moretti’s concerns regarding the planned placement of Providence’s … more
As a concerned constituent, I attended the Town Council meeting on Monday, July 10, where I presented valid questions, heartfelt concerns, and thoughtful considerations regarding the controversial … more
The Rhode Island State Council of Churches recognizes the profound personal, institutional, and cultural impact, especially in BIPOC communities, of the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative … more
Editor’s note: Author of the Meeting with Mike column highlighting local personalities appearing in these pages turns his pen to a pet peeve as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day. … more
One of our most important duties as elected officials is to thoughtfully allocate state resources to move Rhode Island forward. This year the legislature heard hundreds of hours of public testimony … more
I saw him leave each morning Through this child’s eyes Unaware of his destination At the early morning rise Food was always on the table My bedroom nice and warm … more
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