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We believe it is important to take a leading role in raising funds to save part of our iconic Town Hall. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: “We’re leaving no stone unturned as far as accountability,” Gov. Dan McKee said last Friday, as he unveiled Max Wistow and Jonathan Savage as the lawyers who will … more
Making stuff, and knowing how to fix stuff, is an art form that for reasons beyond my comprehension, we stopped appreciating as a society for a long time. more
I just returned from Florida and I can attest to how terribly hot it can be if you are not in A/C or under a tree. more
How many of deaths were caused by a violation of our current safe storage law? more
The failure of the Washington Street Bridge has been extensively reported. It seems there may also be reasons to raise questions about the Mt. Hope Bridge. more
Committees in both the Rhode Island House of Representatives and Rhode Island Senate have listened to testimony on a bill that would update and improve the state’s public records law. … more
Many readers will remember Ken Block as a two-time candidate for Rhode Island Governor and technology entrepreneur who helped the State of Texas save more than a billion dollars in food stamp fraud … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Add Ken Block to the lengthy list of people who’ve told Donald Trump or his campaign that his fake narrative about a stolen election in 2020 is a lot of baloney. In … more
I wonder, given these budgetary practices, how will the Town’s surplus be rebuilt? more
When we take care of trees, trees take care of people and entire ecosystems. more
Dredging in the Sakonnet should be prevented and the attendant difficulties in bringing ashore the power cables returned to Massachusetts where they belong. more
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): These ideas are anathema to white Christian nationalists who fear losing their “rightful place” and their power and authority in America. DEI … more
It is astonishing that these engineering experts don't seem to know exactly what is on the ocean floor of our waterways after the past 100 years of dumping our untreated waste there. more
The absence of administrators at student concerts raises questions about their priorities and level of engagement with the student body. more
Recently ConsumerAffairs, a consumer-focused news outlet, rated Rhode Island’s roads as the worst in the country in their 2024 report. The “All That” state slipped from … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. Dan McKee made official on Thursday what many suspected: the westbound Washington Bridge is so riddled with structural flaws that it needs to be demolished and replaced , at … more
Government works best in the light. When its actions are open, seen and transparent, they can be measured. They can be scrutinized. They can be questioned. They can be challenged. more
In these days where a lot of young people catch a bad rap as self-centered, self-absorbed, uncaring, and just not nice, I want to share what happened to me on Sunday, March 3. more
Southern Wind Power stands ready to dredge a channel in nearby Narragansett Bay to lay a cable to bring wind power to Brayton Point power station in Swansea, Mass. The entire Advisory Commission was alarmed at this news. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: How did Middletown native Michael Flynn go from being a high-level military official to someone seen as a martyr, warrior and evangelist within the Christian nationalist movement? … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The next race for governor of Rhode Island is more than two years away, so assessing the full political fallout from the Washington Bridge saga will take time. In the near-term, … more
To the editor: The Humane Society Legislative Fund, a lobbying affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States, publishes its annual Humane Scorecard of Congress … more
There is no need for cell phones in schools. Take them out of the equation, and our youth and future will be in better hands. more
We need more deliberate thought and creativity. more
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