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As the director of recycling services at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC), I spend a good bit of my time talking with Rhode Islanders about what items can and can’t be recycled … more
On July 16, Cranston Police were called to the Wal-Mart at 1776 Plainfield Pike for a man screaming and yelling threats at people. Police arrived to find the man had left but witnesses told police he … more
I feel and share the anguish and outrage of the community over the injustice of George Zimmerman being found not guilty of the killing of Trayvon Martin. This fiasco was racial profiling at its … more
fter 12 years of service to the residents of Rhode Island – and, specifically, to the citizens of Warwick – Bob Sangster is stepping down from his position as a member of the Rhode Island Airport … more
July 4, as our nation came together to celebrate Independence Day, I was reminded of the final verses of one of my favorite songs. The “National Hymn” was penned in by Daniel Crane Roberts with a … more
More than 30 years after the U.S. Supreme Court limited the ability of public school officials to censor books from school libraries, students and teachers in Rhode Island routinely face another type … more
Editor’s note: Mayor Scott Avedisian delivered the following remarks Saturday morning at the Gaspee Ecumenical Service held at Trinity Church. Good morning.  We are sitting here in the … more
Gov. Chafee signs registration papers in the …
I was elected to public office 26 years ago, as a city councilman in Warwick. I was grateful to the voters for trusting a Republican to look after my mostly Democratic constituents, and I always … more
Recently, Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist gave her State of Education address to the Rhode Island joint legislature. She presented a picture of increased federal funding and technology … more
A growing drumbeat of negative commentary is throwing doubt on the effort to re-establish a Historic Tax Credit program in Rhode Island. Even as they acknowledge the undeniable benefits of tax … more
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