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To the Editor: What does "and Providence Plantation" mean? During the 17th century when Roger Williams came to this area, he decided what the area should be called, and he called it Rhode Island and Providence Plantation. Plantation, in those days, was a more
It's been an election year unlike any other. And at last, after months - in some cases years - of planning and campaigning, the finish line is now fully in sight. Just days before Nov. 3, thousands of Cranstonians have already cast their ballots. Some more
To the Editor: Cranston lost a rare public official recently when former Council President John Lanni died. We need more like him. John didn't just talk about honest and efficient city government, he acted upon it. In the middle of the Ticketgate more
The Rhode Island Health Care Association believes Speaker Nicolas Mattiello deserves the votes of his constituents for many reasons, but particularly for his consideration of the most vulnerable in … more
To the Editor: On behalf of all residents in Cranston, I want to give praise to the men and women of the Cranston Police Department for their tremendous efforts in protecting our city during recent expressions of protest in the area of Elmwood Avenue and more
To the Editor: I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to our Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse for co-sponsoring the bipartisan Senate Resolution 274, which expresses "e;solidarity with Falun Gong practitioners who have lost lives, freedoms, and more
By JONATHAN STONE Election season will not be over in Rhode Island on November 3. After the presidential election, the R.I. General Assembly is expected to reconvene to address major, unfinished state business: the adoption of the 2021 budget and the more
Presidential candidates have long been known to try anything to win an election. The only "e;clean election"e; was the first one, where George Washington spent his entire campaign budget to purchase liquor to serve to his potential voters. (Perhaps the more
Those of us who've attended, visited or had children go through Cranston's schools know well that our local public education system is one of the community's greatest strengths and draws. We also know, however, that the physical condition of many school more
By STEVEN FRIAS Voters usually focus on who is running for office. But sometimes there are questions on the ballot, which, if approved by the voters, will have a more lasting impact on government than who we elect. This year, Cranston will be voting on more
To the Editor: In regards to Robert Lancia, Maria Lancia and Ken Hopkins, I applaud them for being willing to step forward and bring their desire to lead our community for our consideration. I believe that they are fundamentally good people who genuinely more
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