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Rhode Island was hit harder than most states by the decline in American manufacturing. As we lost thousands of jobs, we didn’t do enough to position our state for growth in fast-growing, advanced … more
“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
Let me introduce you to my friend Danny, Whose parents’ names are Matt and Annie, He’s 31 years old, born April 12, 1985, He loves sports and is energetic; he’s very much … more
If we want to create jobs and grow our economy, we have to make it easier to do business in Rhode Island. Right now, companies across the country are making decisions about where more
Rhode Island has experienced something very unfortunate. For two elections, in a row, we are represented by a Governor for whom a majority of Rhode Island voters have voted against. Instant-runoff … more
The Legislature recently held hearings on several firearms related bills one of which would bar those with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into schools.  This includes school staff.  … more
I've been a big fan of the Avon Cinema for over 50 years. Dinner and a movie, plus an occasional shopping spree, have been a part of our lives on many weekends. While I review movies for the Warwick Beacon and the Cranston Herald that are 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
You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician whether running for office or trying to lead while … more
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