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To the Editor: Almost immediately after receiving news about the church attack in Texas, President Trump said it was too soon to discuss gun control. This is a common Republican assertion, but they never seem to disclose a reasonable time to begin more
Rep. Robert Lancia (R-Dist. 16, Cranston) is calling on the state to create a new tax exemption for income derived from military pensions in an effort to entice veterans to stay in Rhode Island. As a disabled Navy veteran I understand how difficult it" more
By JOHN HOWELL Students are scared of a shooter entering their school and are demanding authorities do something about it. That message came across loud and clear Saturday as students held the spotlight and people of all ages came by the thousands to more
By JOHN HOWELL -- Before T.F. Green Airport, it was Hillsgrove and now the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is considering changing the name to Rhode Island International Airport. more
The 59th annual West Warwick St. Patrick's Day Parade held Sunday was blessed with sunny and unusually warm weather and that was a relief for many marchers who have endured rain, snow and downright intolerable conditions to keep the tradition alive The more
By JOHN HOWELL By this time next year, many of those Benny's stores that closed this year will have re-opened as restaurants, coffee shops, retail operations and, quite possibly, supermarkets and some office space. That's the plan following last week's more
Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items visit www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease. House passes McNamara bill requiring carbon monoxide detectors in schools more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Aaron Regunberg has been trying to create change in Rhode Island as a state representative for the past three years. Now the Democrat from Providence will look to continue this work in a different position - Lieutenant Governor of more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Within three hours, 900 signatures on six petitions to help animals throughout Rhode Island were collected at Pet Supplies Plus in Garden City on Jan. 6 by Dennis Tabella, Director of Defenders of Animals and several volunteers. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- They’ve been dubbed the “gang of five,” but no question they would welcome others to join their ranks. They are bound by the causes they support, not the party labels they wear, which in this day of divisive politics makes them unusual. more
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