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After two years of negotiation, faculty at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) are set to have a new contract with the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education, which manages public … more
As your Senator, my priorities always have been and will continue to be focused on fiscal responsibility and structural change in order to lower tax burdens, increase effectiveness, and improve the … more
To the Editor, We went to the Planning Board meeting earlier this month to hear about a plan that will affect us all.  The airport is building a massive FedEx facility to move cargo, via … more
To the Editor, Taxpayers in the City of Warwick will be facing massive property tax increases very soon. A fiscal crisis will eventually envelop the city that may very well require state … more
Walk on water? Now that sounded preposterous, but that’s what I was hearing. “Go to the pool and start walking and it is going to do wonders.” My daughter, Diana, a … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi slated a budget caucus yesterday afternoon at the State House. A memo this … more
Spend enough time observing corporate American power structures and you learn a thing or two about when someone is on the right track toward enacting a decision that will help average consumers and … more
I took the time to personally visit the so-called pallet village, on Victor Street in Providence. I can’t help but come to the conclusion; the same people who contrived this idea may also be … more
To the Editor, It can be easy to forget that progress in the fight against cancer happens in more than just the doctor’s office. Even lawmakers can play a part in ensuring cancer patients … more
To the Editor, Are members of the Democratic Party teaching our children how to cheat? I think that is the terrible lesson the kids are learning from the Democrats’ political persecution … more
This is a column I never really thought about writing. After all I believe it is in our DNA not to think of the end – and when most of us do, we believe there won’t be an end. So, as … more
With an overwhelming vote in favor of amendments to the existing Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights legislation, the state of Rhode Island has finally taken an important step towards more … more
Now that I have finally had the chance to catch my breath, I would like to extend my most sincere appreciation and gratitude for the outpouring of support that my family and I have received during … more
Our house has become a series of barricades. There’s the fence designed to keep toddlers in a room across the bottom of the stairs, the gate that isolates the kitchen and the table top procured … more
To the Editor, RIAC agenda for the upcoming meeting shows that the "rotary" is far from settled.  RIAC is extending its contract with CHA Consulting for the design of that rotary to the … more
To the Editor, In the beautiful landscape of Rhode Island, there is an underlying crisis within our education system. The crisis is chronic absenteeism, this term is defined as missing 10% or … more
No state program poses a greater fiscal challenge to Rhode Island than its Medicaid program, which provides indispensable healthcare services to over one in three Rhode Islanders, including our most … more
Hope springs eternal this time of year — for lovers of warmer weather and scores of starry eyed students looking to make the next leap upwards in their academic or professional careers. … more
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