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By MAYOR JOSEPH J. SOLOMON On Monday night, the majority of the City Council ratified a collective bargaining agreement that my administration and the Warwick Firefighters Union agreed to in November. This concluded a long, difficult series of more
Editor's note: Toll Gate senior Berit Olsson, who won a gold medal in the speech event of this year's Rhode Island Academic Decathlon, delivered her speech during the awards portion of the competition. This is what she said: By BERIT OLSSON Just the more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN British historian Lord Harold Acton famously said: All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. After a war for independence against a tyrannical British monarchy, the framers of our United States Constitution more
When I was in high school, I took a bus trip with my Mom and 40 or so women from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C. The trip was sponsored by the RI Democratic Committee.  I recall joining … more
By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY "e;Rethinking our approach to education,"e; a Dec. 19 letter from Peter A. Filippi, needs a rebuttal. Mr. Filippi suggests regionalizing and privatizing our public education would save millions of dollars. Mr. Filippi offers some suspect more
By OSCAR K. SHELTON As a former personnel director for the City of Warwick, I read with great interest Ken Block's commentary on the ratification and adoption of union contracts in Warwick that appeared in the Providence Journal on January 5, 2020. For more
By HERB WEISS Approximately 41million unpaid family caregivers provided an estimated 34 billion hours of care in 2017 - worth a whopping $470 billion - to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends, according to the latest report in AARP's Valuing the more
By JUNE S. SPEAKMAN, SUSAN R. DONOVAN, LIANA CASSAR, TERRI CORTVRIEND and LAUREN CARSON In virtually all the predictions of what will be hot in the 2020 General Assembly session, including the Providence Journal's front-page session preview, there has more
By HEATHER COSIMINI Chasing down the perfect gifts, attending holiday parties and family gatherings, and preparing delicious meals and desserts, on top of our daily professional and personal responsibilities can leave little time for self-care. Lost in more
By ROBERT FLANDERS On March 9, 2020, acting pursuant to the extraordinary powers that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Act ("e;EMA"e;) provides, Governor Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island "e;due to the dangers to health and life more
By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under more
By LAURA JAWORSKI With our holiday decorations safely stored away for another year, we've settled in for the winter and returned to our routines of work, school and hobbies. It already seems like so long ago that we were caught up in the frenzy of more
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