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By DON FOWLER We all remember when Rep. Joe McNamara sponsored a bill to make calamari the official state appetizer. While the press had fun with the bill, it passed, and America learned more about the lowly squid. The Calamari Kid has struck again, more
By BILL FYNN The alarming facts that 93 percent of Covid-19 fatalities in Rhode Island have been among persons age 60, and over with 80 percent of them were residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, are loud calls for action. We believe more
By DEBORAH RUGGIERO A democratic government cannot function without citizens' participation. It is an important responsibility of every U.S citizen to VOTE. COVID- 19 has changed our lives and it's changed how we vote. Our older and health-compromised more
In the weeks since the COVID crisis forced Rhode Island’s already struggling economy to functionally close its doors, the Mattiello-led General Assembly has been finding excuses not to … more
By DANIEL WALL The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown people's lives into upheaval in every possible way. Both health and economic concerns have brought unrest to our people and our institutions. Consequently, when the Cranston City Council passed the city more
I must respond to the recent opinion piece on education funding written by one of "e;Mattiello's Minions,"e; Rep. Robert Jacquard, who has lived off Cranston taxpayers as a pensioner, who pays nothing for his healthcare, and who even got his more
The mountain. It has a name - Mount Wellington, but commonly known as the Sleeping Lion - although its rolling features sculpted by the glaciers make it more of a big hill than a mountain. What rock out-croppings she has are near the crest and hidden by more
In the past three months, Rhode Island has experienced what's possible when we work together across sectors to face dual pandemics - a public health crisis that arose suddenly and a moral crisis that has lasted for hundreds of years, the more
It's hard to imagine a less desirable job these days than being at the top administrative levels of government or any department of education. In a world where people crave simple answers and guarantees, our pandemic-stricken world currently offers more
This madness has to stop. Any normal human being watching the life slip out of George Floyd while a Police Officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes would get sick to their … more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata announced she is seeking a R.I. Supreme Court judgeship. State law and an Ethics Commission regulation prohibit legislators from seeking or being appointed to a judgeship until they have been out of office more
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