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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” So begins Charles Dickens’ classic “A Tale of Two Cities.” The story, of course, masterfully contrasts events and … more
For the past couple of years, we’ve all heard a lot about what we can do, what we’ve done and what we should be doing to make Rhode Island more … more
1854 Redux The famine pushed the Irish huddled mass across the sea And many heard Rhode Island was the land of liberty The Irish had to deal with bigotry and hate The natives shouted … more
By ROB COTE Year after year at the formal city budget hearings there seems to be a number of common themes, all of which, unfortunately, show no change year after year. In my opinion those themes … more
Celeste Mullane, who will have three children attending Pilgrim High School this fall made the following comments at the School Committee meeting. I have come before the School Committee and I have written numerous emails regarding my more
This narrative is being written at the request of a dear friend of John Howell, who knows that I am proud of my son Dan, and I want the world to know it. Dan always wanted to be a police officer. … more
Rhode Island has the least-safe bridges and roads in America – visible to anyone traveling the state. A thriving Rhode Island economy is predicated on investing in infrastructure. That’s how we … more
In recent years, it has become common to walk out my front door near Newport's waterfront in the historic Point neighborhood during a storm and see several inches of water surging up the road. For some, the challenges caused by more
Fear sells. It also is used by politicians to get votes. While using fear as part of a strategy is certainly not new, it is important for us all to step back and examine that which frightens us. … more
We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches – the legislative, executive and judicial – each with the ability to keep the others from becoming too … more
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