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President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Friday, Jan. 27, that violates the bedrock principles upon which Roger Williams founded Rhode Island. I’ve always been proud to work at a … more
  For the past two weeks I’ve written about the problem of empty storefronts on Main Street. I focus on this issue because it is one of the biggest concerns of residents. People … more
President Barack Obama left the White House last week. He should hold his head high. History will rank him in the top 15 of America’s 45 presidents to date. Here’s why:Domestic … more
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Good recycling is important for a lot of reasons. First, it is good for the environment. Ever- growing and toxic landfills are becoming a major problem. But there is a more practical reason to … more
Two years ago, the constituents of District 68 (Bristol/Warren) did not get a choice of who their Representative in the General Assembly would be ... the incumbent Rep. ran unopposed. On November 8th … more
The town of Barrington lost one of its most beloved and iconic citizens recently when Dan MacPhee passed away on December 12, at the age of 96. Dan meant so much to so many people, particularly … more
House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed pledged last week to end the legislative member-induced grants to favored organizations. Well, sort of. There will be a couple … more
Let me see if I get this right! Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. was a Democratic representative for primarily the town of Bristol (and part of Portsmouth) since 2000. In 2014 house speaker Nick Mattiello … more
Earlier this month Katherine Gregg of the Providence Journal wrote an excellent analysis about those on state public assistance. The news story focused on immigrants (more about that later) but there … more
Many people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation. Even so, a growing number of people are entering into caregiver contracts (also called … more
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