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By now you know whether the Republican House got its act together and continued the funding to run the government. To think that these do-nothings continue to receive a whopping salary while our … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Redlining is widely thought of as the practice that prevailed in a lot of American cities in the mid-20 th century, imposing racial segregation and depriving worthy borrowers of … more
During my time in office, I have witnessed numerous capital projects go from initial concept and planning, to funding, bidding, permitting, construction and completion. These processes often take … more
  I recently sent the mayor a letter stating I will not be supporting his workforce development center proposal. While I strongly support providing a recreational center for Townies the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: New Bedford’s half-billion-dollar commercial fishing catch is one of the economic bright spots in southern New England. But the underside of the seafood business includes … more
There is a resource available in hundreds of languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that provides immediate help for those experiencing substance use disorder, thoughts of suicide, mental health crises, and emotional distress – the 988 Lifeline. more
Our Bodies Our Lives Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Bodily Autonomy recently celebrated its first anniversary after a year filled with activism for reproductive justice on the South Coast. … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you were driving around North Providence, parts of Providence or other local communities during torrential downpours early last week, you may have felt like an extra in … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Democratic primary voters had their say and now Gabe Amo is the new rising star in Rhode Island politics. While former state representative Aaron Regunberg was widely perceived as … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If Aaron Regunberg and Gabe Amo finish first and second, respectively, in the CD1 Democratic primary election on Tuesday, it will be not be a surprise. The former state rep and the … more
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 projects, public health alerts, … more
The slight rumble which you may have heard on Wednesday evening during the Republican Presidential debate was former governor and U.S. Senator John Chafee, former Secretary of State Susan Farmer, … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After being dogged for weeks by the signature-gathering controversy, Sabina Matos’ campaign is ramping up its criticism of Aaron Regunberg, buoying the perception that he is … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With a little more than three weeks until the Sept. 5 primary in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, the race has entered a more combative phase. A case in point was a … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you want to give Democrats agita, look no further than a New York Times/Siena College poll pointing to a potential neck-and-neck rematch between Donald Trump and President Joe … more
Another legislative session in Rhode Island has come and gone without any action on a perennial issue, reform of the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights. To be sure, some Constables on Patrol (COPS) have … more
After pausing for a few months in the first three months of this year, East Bay residential real estate values show a resumptive trend of increasing values. With one rare exception, an analysis of … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With a bit more than six weeks until the Sept. 5 primary in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, the race took a dramatic turn last week. Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, … more
The Westport Fire Department is a combination department that currently consists of 21 full-time firefighter/paramedics (line staff) and nine on-call firefighters. In addition, the Chief, Deputy, and … more
June was pockmarked by events which suggest to me that ethics as a guiding force is in full decline. Locally, we had the pathetic saga of two administrators of Gov. Dan McKee engaging in unchecked … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The troubled March trip to Philadelphia by two Rhode Island officials continues to make waves. Following revelations, via ProJo, about a January lunch at the Capital Grill that … more
The crown jewel of citizen science for biological nature observations is “iNaturalist,” a social network with more than 2.6 million participants. Using … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The after-life of the March trip by two Rhode Island officials to Philadelphia continued to echo loudly. After an initial burst of media coverage, the story got picked up by the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The floodgates opened last week on the problematic visit by two high-level state Department of Administration officials to Philadelphia in March. Attorney General Peter Neronha … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: It has been clear for a while that the sugar high of consecutive budget surpluses in Rhode Island – a rare occurrence in a state usually dogged by perennial deficits -- … more
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