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Earlier this summer I wrote a column about the North Providence school superintendent who repeatedly abused a town credit card by charging personal item after item, courtesy of the taxpayers. Despite … more
Good luck to the taxpayers of Worcester who most certainly will be on the hook for the construction of a new stadium for Larry Lucchino et al. The city fathers capitulated to the real deal sought by … more
Were you a referee in a boxing ring, in this corner would be the U.S. Department of Justice informing local municipalities that they must help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) round up … more
“I do believe that the public has a fundamental right to understand what a candidate believes and what their opinions are. Those opinions form the basis of how they will govern in the … more
Imagine this. You have your credit card purloined by a low-income young woman who lives in South Providence. She charges hundreds of dollars in airfare for her and her spouse. A $165 service at a … more
First came the news that the statewide Democratic Party endorsement went to a Trump-loving former Republican male over a female incumbent (later reversed). Searching through the local endorsements … more
State politicians sometimes stand as sharp contrasts. On the one hand you have an example of someone who can see beyond his own self-interest and actually propose something that benefits the common … more
The Catholic Church needs a campaign fast and it’s not the $50 million drive it is undertaking at this moment to raise funds, inter alia, for repairs to the cathedral and to burnish the … more
Depending upon your point of view, the recent United States Supreme Court decision regarding fair share dues to a union is either a great decision which upheld the First Amendment or a terrible blow … more
Recently, I received a firsthand account of the conditions on the border for immigrants from Gabriela Domenzan, Director of the Latino Policy Institute, at Roger Williams University. She is among the … more
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