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To the Editor: Unions are decrying the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Janus vs. AFSCME case that says public employees cannot be forced to pay union fees" that are used to support causes with which they do not agree. What law allows government" more
The 6th Annual Nativity Lighting at the Rhode Island State House (in the Rotunda area) will take place Wednesday, December 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. The Joy to the World Nativity Committee will light the Nativity Scene, celebrating the coming birth of Christ. more
It's important to know where you stand on the important annual debate - one of the hottest to rage during the cold months of the calendar. It's not related to local or national politics, mercifully, and it doesn't involve whether canned cranberry sauce more
Former governor Lincoln Chafee said Monday that he thinks Democratic candidate Matt Brown “is going to be the next governor of Rhode Island.” He also criticized governor Gina Raimondo for … more
Rhode Island motor-vehicle services will be unavailable at AAA Northeast branches this Saturday as the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles brings its REAL ID computer program online. The REAL ID Act was enacted by the federal government in 2005 in more
By THOMAS GREENBERG When Democratic candidate Lammis Vargas garnered 1,472 votes - roughly 70 percent according to the currently unofficial results from the board of elections - in last week's primary with Jeff Gale, she punched her ticket to a general more
After 48 years of baseball at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox announced that they would be moving their Triple-A affiliate Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, Massachusetts in the spring of 2021. Since the move, there have been many questions more
By JOHN HOWELL Drake Patten takes offense to the word farm" when it is preceded by the word "solar." Patten knows what it's like to raise produce and feed livestock. She is the "head farmer" at Cluck Farm on Natick Avenue. But the prospect of a 29-acre" more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Figuring out what to do at the Park and Warwick Avenues intersection is one of the many tasks that both Lammis Vargas and Jeffrey Gale want to accomplish if they were elected in November as Cranston's next Ward 1 city councilperson. more
Governor Gina M. Raimondo is inviting all Rhode Islanders to attend this year's Christmas Tree Lighting celebration at the State House. The festivities will take place this Thursday at 5 p.m. Governor Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and their kids more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Friday the new $15.4 million AG office, located at 4 Howard Avenue in the Pastore Complex in Cranston, near the ACI, will provide Rhode Islanders with greater legal accessibility than their prior more
To the Editor: Even a very casual observer to the Washington political scene has to notice that last week's publication of a letter by an anonymous author to the New York Times marks a new low in the discourse over who is to govern our country. It would more
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