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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
Kudos to General Treasurer Seth Magaziner for coming up with 2 great proposals, one of which would strengthen municipal pensions and the other which stimulates loans to small Rhode Island businesses. … more
Baseball is back on the political agenda in Rhode Island again this year. After spending much of 2016 assuring fans that the PawSox were committed to Pawtucket — and to Rhode Island — the … more
Now, we learn that Larry Lucchino and company want to have taxpayers build a new stadium for the Pawsox team. It is a sleight of hand. The state will construct the stadium (projected in one study at … more
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