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Amidst a flurry of legislative efforts being submitted in the home stretch of the general assembly’s session is one bill that simultaneously threatens the vitality of local newspapers, such as … more
In considering whether or not a fledgling advocacy group calling for at least one armed police officer to be placed in every school in Rhode Island has real merit and is worthy of a $24 million … more
Sincere apologies to anyone who felt demeaned that I had drawn a boy saluting with the wrong arm in a Memorial Day cartoon published last week. It was not my intention to disrespect anyone who served … more
We wholeheartedly endorse a package of six bills before the General Assembly seeking to make improvements in the electoral process. These changes, while not monumental or particularly … more
With spring in the air and nice weather finally arriving in Rhode Island, it sure feels a lot like Gaspee Days around here. And it will look a lot more like it too, with a slate of great events … more
 It’s undeniably heartwarming to see the efforts of so many individuals volunteer their time and energy to help out somebody in the way that around 50 off-duty firefighters helped a local … more
Where does public access to Rhode Island’s immaculate coastlines end and private, limited, and protected ownership begin? It is a complex question with no certain answers which will undergo … more
The rain was pounding so hard Sunday that the drops bounced off the roof. Drops bouncing? That didn’t seem possible, yet they were like hail, just not as far. I knew it wouldn’t be … more
An array of bills before the Rhode Island General Assembly would chip away at both newspapers and transparency in government. They seek to alter numerous state laws that require governments, both … more
It’s hard to believe that more than three years have passed since the first Covid case came to Rhode Island. The subsequent months and years have reminded us all of the fleeting nature of … more
The path to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. In Rhode Island, it appears the path to a failed affordable housing strategy is paved with an overabundance of competing interests, all of … more
For many local Christians, last Easter felt refreshingly normal.  Emerging from quite a bit longer than three days trapped in our own tombs of isolation and quarantine, the chance to once again … more
Some days it helps to have a charge to get going. Saturday was one of those days. There’s a routine to Saturdays that starts, after a cup of coffee and toast, with the NPR show “Wait, … more
The weather may finally be heating up, but Rhode Islanders should be prepared for a freeze when it comes to the local and greater economy. Although you can get any different number of projections … more
Rhode Island so often finds itself following in the footsteps of other states (hi, Massachusetts) when it comes to passing policy. We see no reason why Rhode Island cannot become a nationwide leader … more
Any realistic parent will be sure to impart this classic piece of wisdom to their children: “There is no such thing as a sure thing.” And as we’ve recently come to learn from the … more
While the ink is barely dry on the package of 14 bills proposed last week as part of a widespread affordable housing strategy endorsed by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, it is worth taking a … more
It seems to always happen, as soon as we sit down to dinner, the phone rings. Carol grabbed the receiver and looked at the screen. “You may want to take this,” she said handing me … more
Last week, one of Rhode Island’s most high-profile politicians made waves by announcing his departure from Congress less than three months into a new term which he had just handily won this … more
Revelations can be wonderful surprises or, as I realized last week, a product of opening one’s eyes to what is there.  In this instance my eyes were wide open. I knew where I was and what … more
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