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STORY OF THE WEEK: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was the right person in the right place at the right time when the pandemic came to Rhode Island. Although she had never faced a challenge of that … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Will 2022 be the year when COVID-19 fades as a public health threat and becomes something more like the seasonal flu? A lot of informed people expect that to be the case. For … more
Normally, this is the column where I have the audacity to suggest New Year resolutions for resident politicians. Instead I have a more urgent resolution for all of us: I want us Americans to go back … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The jockeying for Rhode Island’s 2022 election season is well under way, although it’s impossible to know how much things may change by the primary next September. Gov. … more
I was taken aback when I received a letter from Santa! There in black and white was his Christmas list of Rhode Island leaders who have been either naughty or nice. One politician dominated the … more
By Tanja Ryden Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH).  The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and … more
This past Saturday Mr. Will Morgan, architecture critic, published a critique of the new East Providence High School in "Go Local Prov." It suffices to say that the article was overwhelmingly … more
The Mayor proposes moving the police/fire dispatch center out of police headquarters and relocating to the Rumford Fire/Rescue Station. I have been in law enforcement for 24 years, thirteen of … more
In November, 2016 the voters of the City of East Providence enacted amendments to the City Charter regarding the Mayor form of government.  One of those amendments allowed the Mayor to veto … more
It’s easy to mock the “way things used to be” guy. He’s always got a story about the old days, about things that no longer exist, about people you’ve never heard of. He … more
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