Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Question 7, Affordable Housing? Vote no

Question 7, Affordable Housing? Vote no

To the editor: Nobel prize winning economist Milton Friedman once noted that a government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. RI’s solution to affordable housing is even worse than that. The current affordable housing mandates are a financial boondoggle for developers, lawyers and bureaucrats, and have turned into an environmental

Letter to the Editor - stockimage

In defense of Coach Anelundi

To the editor:  As a former coach, I feel obligated to speak out in defense of Coach Ed Anelundi, especially after reading Mr. Leviss’ letter. I defend the right of every citizen to speak out against any injustice, and in this case, Mr. Leviss if off base! Coach Anelundi is a member of the Rhode

A crew from the Public Works Traffic Division repair a street light at Massasoit Avenue and North Broadway Wednesday afternoon.

East Providence almost completely back to normal following Sandy’s exit

EAST PROVIDENCE — City Emergency Management Deputy Wayne Barnes reported late Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 31, East Providence was almost completely back to normal following the departure of Hurricane Sandy from the area. Mr. Barnes said National Grid informed him about 30 customers remained without power as of mid-day Wednesday, which was down from roughly 100

The EPHS boys' soccer team opens play in the State Tournament, Nov. 1, in Pawtucket against Tolman.

Postseason begins in earnest for East Providence High School fall sports squads

EAST PROVIDENCE — The fall sports postseason begins in earnest this week for the respective East Providence High School squads, including the boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball teams who will take part in their Division I state tournaments. The EPHS girls’ volleyball team still has one regular season match remaining Wednesday night, Oct. 31, at

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Books: Eight recent reads worth sharing

Fall’s here and the nice weather is winding down toward winter. But, the reading progresses apace. I’m starting to make a dent in the piles of books I’ve accumulated from paperbackswap.com and from recent family gifts. Below are a couple of late summer reads I enjoyed and those worth sharing from the last few weeks.

Kris Green

Garden on with colorful shrubs for fall

It breaks my heart to dismantle any part of the garden that’s still being used by pollinators and visited by birds, but a few days ago I realized I had to cut some stuff down after all just to get a better view of other stuff I planted especially for fall color. And to tell

Arlene Violet

Violet: The whopper isn’t only at Burger King

Stop! If I hear a presidential candidate, the Rhode Island First and Second Congressional district contenders and/or the United States Senate opponents say one more time that they want to simplify the tax code, I am going to send them a Whopper. Of course, they don’t need one since they are already full of, well,

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