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The United States Department of Transportation ranks Rhode Island last – 50th out of 50 states – in bridge quality. Everyone agrees that we have to fix the bridges across RI, … more
Once upon a time I was 14 years old and so anxious to follow my “calling” to the nursing profession I proudly put on a volunteer Candy-stripper uniform. That marked the onset of my … more
Mayor Allan Fung’s handling of the Cranston Police Department is so disgraceful that August 24 I voted for a City Council resolution expressing no confidence in him. In November 2013, police … more
This week, I reach a personal goal – one 17 years in the making. On Saturday, I’ll be donating a pint of blood that will bring my total to 75 gallons. Of all the achievements in my … more
Across the state, Rhode Islanders are talking about a number of important initiatives that could add jobs and grow our local economy. How can we leverage our existing assets to make Rhode Island a … more
It is with no small amount of pride that I took part in the vote that brought Rhode Island the most business-friendly budget it’s seen in decades. For years, we’ve all rightly heard – and … more
America’s prison population has exploded over the last few decades. The reasons are many, often exposing numerous social ills. Recently, a number of measures have been put forth in an attempt to … more
David “Dave” Barber, an award-winning broadcaster veteran with extensive experience in talk radio programming, radio and TV sales management, television programming and commercial production and … more
For the past eight years, I have had the honor of serving on the Committee on Public Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Currently, I represent the Committee on … more
As a mayor, public safety director, former volunteer firefighter and private sector business owner, I am not at all surprised by the objection of our state’s unionized firefighters over the … more
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