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While we cannot take for granted the encouraging signs of progress that comes from the tentative agreement forged between Mayor Joseph Solomon and the membership of the Local IAFF 2748, we feel it is important to scrutinize the terms of said agreement to more
Recent weeks have been deeply troubling from a public health perspective. Most people are by now at least somewhat familiar with the wave of lung injury cases being reported across the country as part of a still-mysterious outbreak tied to the use of more
Numbers can be tricky things. Add a significant expanse of time to that equation and you have a recipe for many questions - some of which remain without satisfying answers. Mayor Joseph Solomon has heralded the recently released FY18 audit report as more
The impending presidential election has drawn much of the attention, but the arrival of 2020 brings the countdown to another major national event - one with significant long-term implications for the Ocean State. In the weeks ahead, the U.S. Census more
Locally, the new year began with a chilling story - one involving the murder of a Pawtucket woman with a weapon rarely encountered by law enforcement. Cheryl Smith, 54, was rushed to the hospital Jan. 1 after being shot multiple times at her home. Soon more
By now, neither the personal health risks nor the enormous public health consequences of smoking are unfamiliar to anyone. For years, we have known that smoking and tobacco use are linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, emphysema and other maladies. We more
Only twice before in our nation's history has the U.S. House of Representatives impeached a president. Students of American history know that Andrew Johnson was the first to face a trial in the Senate, where he avoided removal from office by a single more
Lovers of dramatic city politics will get a great early Christmas gift in Warwick this year. A special meeting has been called - utilizing a dusty provision within the city charter allowing a five-person City Council majority to call for one - which more
It's an image that became instantly iconic - and it has a direct Rhode Island connection. The picture, taken during a recent White House meeting last week, shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing from her seat at a table, her finger pointed at more
As laborious as it can be – and sometimes laced with political and even personal jabs – the process of carefully scrutinizing city operations and finances is the bedrock to transparent and efficient government. more
It's common for observers of modern civic discourse to bemoan its coarseness. We maintain that the lack of civility is hardly unique to our times, but must acknowledge that the way we treat one another in the public square today often leaves a great deal more
The mere possibility of building a new school in Warwick is one that has brought about a kind of hopeful optimism that has not been seen in the city in regards to its educational facilities in years. While there are no guarantees at this time as to where more
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