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Legislation to put anyone who applies for assistance from a state agency automatically on the voter’s roll passed along party lines in the RI House of Representatives. Efforts from republicans … more
House Speaker, Nick Mattiello, certainly has taken some knocks during his tenure, including from me. While one can hypothesize ad infinitum about his motives, I prefer to focus on his positive steps … more
I studied art and photography in college. I’ll be showing my age to any young readers out there when I say that I started in the darkroom. I learned a lot about photography in school, … more
Just about every fiscal fiasco in Rhode Island started out as the brainchild of some “smart people”, a/k/a politically connected campaign contributors, who sold the idea to the state, put … more
Let’s be honest. Do you find yourself checking your iPhone way too often? Even when you’re with your kids?  The good news is you are not alone. Unfortunately, 90 percent of … more
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Last week the media reported on the study done by Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) which showed, inter alia, projected revenues of $36.5 million to Pawtucket and $93.3 million to the state over 30 … more
I was raised in a household where politics, much like religion, was not discussed ad nauseum as it is today, but rather practiced regularly. We always work hard and enjoy the fruits of our labor. We … more
North Providence acting police chief Christopher Pelagio has leaded a charmed life. He leapfrogged over 3 captains and was appointed by Mayor Charles Lombardi as Acting Deputy Chief in 2011. In 2015 … more
This Fall the new veterans’ home will open in Bristol. The 2016 referendum added another $27 million to the $94 million approved in 2012 for a total cost of $121 million. Initially, the bond … more
“The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox expect to build a Providence Stadium with their own funds.” — Providence Journal 2/25/15; Kate Bramson, reporter “They plan to build … more
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