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To the editor: Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. … more
Thank you to all the heroic CNAs, nurses and support staff at all long-term care facilities for working through this wretched COVID pandemic. Many of us would have been lost without … more
I often read Arlene Violet’s columns in the East Bay newspapers. I usually find them interesting and informative. She is an accomplished woman – a former nun, former Rhode Island attorney … more
As Father’s Day approaches it is a good time to remember lessons learned from your Dad. Here is one of my favorites. A lesson in adaptability. In the mid-1950s growing up, my Dad worked … more
Legislation before the Rhode Island General Assembly would take a swipe at both newspapers and transparency in government — two things that are intrinsically linked. House Bill 6375 and Senate … more
To the editor:THE BIG CON – Last year the Marshall property plan to develop the Metacomet golf course was strongly supported by Mayor Bob DaSilva and a few members of our city council. However, … more
By the hundreds, if not a thousand or more, they came to say one last good-bye to a place that held so many memories for them and countless others over the years. Visitors, still following pandemic … more
Beverage tax not what businesses need now To the editor: Is now a good time to be raising taxes?  Definitely not. Right now, the General Assembly is considering a beverage tax that will … more
More than 600 Rhode Island students from grades 7 to 12 were featured in the 2021 RIMEA (Rhode Island Music Education Association) All-State Music Festival Concert, premiering on YouTube on May 2, … more
To the editor:As I drove by the new East Providence High School construction site the other day, I was in awe of the magnificence of this building. More importantly, the building is only costing me, … more
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