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To the editor: The mistakes made in the funding of 38 Studios cost Rhode Island taxpayers millions. The legislature owes it to the public not to repeat those costly mistakes with Pawtucket Red Sox … more
To the editor: We are all asked to balance our work and our family lives, but today, that is more challenging than ever before. We need to recognize the realities that today’s families face … more
To the editor: The Rhode Island Promise Scholarship expansion being proposed by the governor is something that all of us as Rhode Islanders should rally behind. By giving Rhode Island high school … more
To the editor: For 27 years, Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), with the help of the island community, has tirelessly worked to conserve farmland, watershed areas and open vistas on our beautiful … more
To the editor: (On April 12), the Planning Board (with the exception of one) approved a request to grant a variance to the developer of the Dollar General. He wants to put in an O'Reilly Auto … more
To the editor: As a recently retired parent of a 17-year-old from Portsmouth who has worked since I was my son’s age, a fair minimum wage is important to me.  Rep. Ken Mendonca's … more
To the editor: As an active member of Rhode Island AARP for 20 years, I am a great supporter of their advocacy efforts to help the senior population. Elderly friends of mine repeatedly have said … more
To the editor, Dear members of the RI House Judiciary Committee, I understand you had a hearing on Tuesday, April 11, on House bill H-5555 that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use. I … more
To the editor: My father was a World War II veteran who worked many years in one of those jails (Ash Street, New Bedford, Mass.) which is now being overseen by Sheriff Hodgson. (“Sheriff … more
To the editor, Thank you yet again to the members of the Bristol Town Council for endorsing a resolution to “dis-allow non-law enforcement to carry concealed firearms onto school … more
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