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Poli-ticksBy Arlene VioletIt's time for a new sheriff's policy in town WPRI-TV’s investigative reporter extraordinaire, Tim White, exposed a scandal at the state’s sheriff department. It … more
In an effort to find money for the burgeoning state budget, Governor Gina Raimondo is proposing to legalize recreational marijuana. She projects that the state would receive $14.3 million in gross … more
If you want to see a lot of belly-aching about the recent government shutdown, read the copious statements of the Rhode Island congressional delegation. These democrats bemoaned the hardship suffered … more
Prospects are very favorable for achieving major progress in the coming year to solve the most serious water quality problems in the Town of Westport because of two major developments. First, … more
Even if the reader doesn’t like Governor Gina Raimondo, you'd have to admit that her State of the State address was well-crafted and well-delivered. In fact, the Governor seems to have grown … more
By the time you read this you may know whether President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to scoop up some of the $20 billion of excess funds out of the Pentagon budget in … more
Like most people, I love the idea of a new year. Symbolically, it reminds us of the fact that we made it through another year and that we have a future where we can change things, well, mostly about … more
Happy New Year! That’s all I really wanted to say in this first column of 2019. I wanted it to be “nice”. GRRR! It can’t be, though, because of the nonsense of East Greenwich … more
The pregnant woman walked alongside the donkey which carried her husband, Joseph’s, carpenter tools. Occasionally, she rode on the donkey while Joseph hauled the instruments and pieces of wood … more
Hasbro has apparently sent a shiver up the spines of the City of Pawtucket and state leaders. Its Board of Directors is contemplating a move out of Pawtucket and, perhaps, out of the state. The … more
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