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Once upon some decades ago I can remember sitting outside of the principal’s office contemplating my fate. Being a stubborn learner, occasions like these were far too frequent for my … more
I watched with frustration as Josh Saal stepped down after only a year as Rhode Island’s first-ever housing secretary. Gov. Dan McKee’s office announced last Wednesday that it had … more
STORY OF THE WEEK It became clear in recent weeks that Josh Saal’s tenure as Rhode Island’s housing secretary was drawing to an end. Whether Saal was the right person for the job is … more
On Friday, Jan. 7 after the House of Representatives elected Kevin McCarthy  House Speaker on the 15th ballot,  Seth Magaziner was officially sworn-in as the Member of Congress from Rhode … more
You likely don’t need me to tell you that children all over the country are suffering the academic consequences of the pandemic, and Rhode Island is not an exception. A 2022 survey revealed … more
STORY OF THE WEEK History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes, or so the saying goes. That spurred thoughts on two different events this week. In DC, U.S. House Republicans were unable to elect … more
Christmas is a great time of the year. But when all is said and done, you’re often left with a full-sized tree in your living room. If you have a real tree, you can always put it out on the … more
I remember lying underneath the Christmas tree, listening to the Johnny Mathis Christmas album, looking up at the shiny metallic orbs. In one my face was green, another, gold, and another, red. My … more
Google, Facebook,  GPS, Twitter are all telling  us what to do, where to go, what to think, and who to be. How's that working for you? Because it's never worked for me. News people … more
STORY OF THE WEEK House Speaker Joe Shekarchi remains in an enviable political position heading into his second term in what is sometimes called the most powerful post in Rhode Island state … more
Do you notice the change in the air that comes only this time of year? The Christmas season is like no other, and nowhere is it more special than in the Pawtuxet Valley. Not only from the … more
A grueling election cycle, partisan vitriol, and our recent local bitter public debate on homelessness underscore not just deep differences in opinions, but real animosity even between and within … more
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