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Once again another legislative season is edging to a close, and once again the nothing of substance has been accomplished. No change in government operating paradigms was instituted, and no attempt at lowering the state's outstanding debt was discussed. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Garden City Concert Series The Garden City Concert Series will kick off at the Gazebo on July 5 featuring World Premier Band. On July 12 Nancy Paolino & Black-Tie Band will perform and on July 19 the stage is set for Steve Smith & The more
The ongoing investigation into Russian influence pertaining to the 2016 general election, the firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey, the supposed breaching of the emoluments statutes by the Trump family or organization, and the president's more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Ride 4 Hope The 2017 Ride 4 Hope Motorcycle Ride to benefit the R.I. Dream Center will be on June 24 with a rain date of June 25. Registration will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the cost of $25 per person. Registration includes free more
The 2017 legislative session is fast coming to a close. Once again, spending has increased into the stratosphere to more than $9 billion in the smallest state in the union. Adding insult to injury, the operating budget of our General Assembly in the most more
This past week, the President of the United States Donald J. Trump, followed through on his often repeated campaign promise and unilaterally withdrew America's participation in the landmark Paris Climate Change Accords. Environmentalists were chagrined more
On the president's recent trip abroad, the self-possessed Donald Trump was evident conveying a sense of self-importance and self-righteousness which alienated our European allies. On the contrary, a more thoughtful version of the president endeared more
After an involved and careful negotiating process between the City of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Red Sox Triple-A Baseball Team, a new stadium proposal has been presented. Unlike the original proposal for a Providence stadium in 2015, this version is more
By MERI R. KENNEDY 2017 Summer Reading Event featuring Keith Munslow On June 1, there will be a free performance by Keith Munslow, who is an award-winning musician, storyteller, cartoonist and stand-up comedian for children, to kick off the 2017 Reading more
Cranston Public Library hosts free safety series The Cranston Family Literacy Collaborative, a joint program of the Cranston Public Library and the Cranston Family Center, and Cranston United Against Violence & Abuse (CUAVA), will hold a four-part more
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