Summer has arrived for state lawmakers. But several outstanding pieces of business will likely soon draw them back to Smith Hill.

After swiftly approving the coming year’s $8.7 billion budget plan the week prior, the General Assembly adjourned abruptly Thursday, surprising many observers. The end of this year’s …

Rhode Island’s roadways – particularly its bridges – desperately need repair. That … More
For 50 years, Gaspee Days festivities have brought the community together to celebrate … More
For 50 years, Gaspee Days festivities have brought the community together to celebrate … More
By STEPHANIE SANTORO We’re in the midst of a shift in the way we approach health and … More
Now well removed from a brutal winter and with the official start of summer just weeks … More
Editorial Cartoon
Return to First Principles
Steve Frias
Cranston Chatter
Meri R. Kennedy
Write of Way
Meg Fraser
Bea Lanzi
With the graying of America’s population, the profile of the typical family … More
There are times when one just doesn’t know what to do after hearing about or … More
The beauty of our state is unbounded – from the sparking beaches of Newport and … More
It has often been said that Rhode Island is like one big family. Because Rhode Island is … More
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING As a child I can remember folks like Malcolm X and Martin … More
Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

In Jim Collin’s classic business book, "From Good To Great," he notes that the difference between good and great leaders is when confronted with an important issue or problem they first look in a mirror before looking out the window. Speaker Mattiello chooses to first affix blame for the closure of …

To the Editor: For families across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, Hasbro … More
To the Editor: Jimmy Fund Golf presented by DraftKings extends its sincerest thanks to … More
To the Editor: In my place of knowing, I see this vessel we inhabit, the “Ocean … More
To the Editor: The budget prepared by Mayor Fung for the coming year is well on its … More
To the Editor: House Speaker Mattiello’s stadium consultant, Andrew Zimbalist, in a … More
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