October 23, 2014
Op-ed
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On Sept. 29, I had the great pleasure of joining President Rosanne Somerson of the Rhode Island School of Design, members of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation and many representatives of … more
Two decades ago, Boston Harbor was widely considered the dirtiest harbor in America. Sewage and pollution from local industry made it unsafe to fish or swim in the harbor or the Charles River. But … more
Opponents of a state constitutional convention worry that such a gathering might diminish civil rights. Throughout the long march of American history, just the opposite has occurred. To paraphrase … more
Warwick, Johnston and Cranston have undergone a particularly difficult week or so, due to the terrible threats made against young students in those communities. It has been a traumatic event for the … more
If you like how the General Assembly operates, you’ll love a constitutional convention. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about legislative shenanigans, you should reject Question 3 on … more
The Rhode Island Constitution requires that all public officials and employees, state and local, “adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct, respect the public trust and the rights of all … more
When the aircraft carrier Saratoga was towed out of Newport to be scrapped, a fair number of Rhode Islanders believed we might have lost an economic and educational opportunity. Good news, Rhode … more
With less than two weeks before the September 9th Democratic primary, gubernatorial candidates are working overtime to get their political message out by mailed campaign literature and bombarding the … more
If you’ve filled your tank in the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed the recent spike in gas prices. The national average price of regular unleaded is getting closer and closer to $4 a … more
I am the Clifford in the so called “Clifford case,” and I am one of 177 individuals who have filed suit against the state of Rhode Island. I worked as a high school teacher for over 30 years, and … more
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