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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 past week the General Assembly finally passed legislation to give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over the General Assembly. That means, come Nov. 8, when you go to vote, there will be a … more
On a nice weekend, I will ride my motorcycle for a few hours to clear my head and reflect on the previous week at the State House. Our vehicles are much more than a mode of transportation. For many of us, they are a place of 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
By GUS MANOCCHIA, MD The new paradigm in health and healthcare continues to move from treating existing disease to proactively promoting wellness. This leads to better quality of life overall, … 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
Gov. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget contains a line that if adopted would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by 25 cents a pack. Our calculations suggest that this would result … more
The presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders attest to a widespread anger with our federal government. A similar sentiment pervades Rhode Island. One way to begin … 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
“You wouldn’t do that even to a dog,” the mother of a mentally ill man in the state prison told a committee of the state Senate last month. Do what? Put him in a tiny room, alone, for weeks … more
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