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To the Editor, How could so many people in Salem Massachusetts believe that witches were performing nefarious deeds? This occurred around the time folks like Galileo (whom the church chose not to … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: U.S. Rep. David Cicilline’s decision to step down to take the top job at the Rhode Island Foundation emerged as a surprise, although, with a bit of reflection, it also makes … more
Revelations can be wonderful surprises or, as I realized last week, a product of opening one’s eyes to what is there.  In this instance my eyes were wide open. I knew where I was and what … more
To the Editor: “The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” Thomas … more
Over the weekend, the Rhode Island Senate leader called publicly for RIPTA CEO and former Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian to step down, paving the way for Rhode Island DOT to take over as the leader … more
To the Editor,I was at Antonio’s Bakery, West Shore Rd., Warwick on Friday, February 10. I was picking up a few items. A friend asked me to check if they had pineapple upside down cake. … more
While it appears that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, as everyone in the medical community knows, there’s always a crisis looming on the horizon. One that was beginning to build … more
STORY OF THE WEEK Providence Mayor Brett Smiley has moved quickly in the early stage of his administration to fill two key public safety positions, appointing Oscar Perez as police chief and Derek … more
Background I was just “another Lynch.” That’s how Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Erin Lynch Prata described her early years growing up in the Cowesett … more
To the Editor, The Rhode Island Supreme Court found that RIAC, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, took $4.1 million from The Parking Company when RIAC occupied Garage B at T. F. Green Airport … more
STORY OF THE WEEK Rhode Island is getting a bit of a mulligan on efforts to confront its housing crisis, since Stefan Pryor started just last week as the state’s new housing director. Still, … more
To the Editor, On the evening of February 20, 2003 one of the deadliest nightclub fires in the U.S. occurred in West Warwick, RI at the “Station Nightclub” This devastating inferno … more
To the Editor, Our community is incredible! Thanks to generous individuals and businesses, as well as some inspired and fun collection events held by the Warwick Police Department and Warwick … more
From the beginning, you could tell it was going to be a cat fight. I had arranged to meet Lee Beausoleil in my office on a Saturday morning in June. He was self assured, on the cocky side as he … more
This week the Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA) released a statement advocating for the waiver of impending fines set forth by a new law that mandates a certain amount of care … more
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