Saturday, February 6, 2016
Authors Posts by Arlene Violet

Arlene Violet

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Quick! What was acquired 47 years ago as state property, then put into the hands of the predecessor of the current Department of Management (DEM) for development? What has remained virtually vacant for 37 years with only an inchoate...
While debate continues on how to fund road and bridge repair, we should keep in mind the dubious practices winked at in the past by RIDOT and ask ourselves why should we entrust more money via any kind of...
When I was in the first and second grades, I thought everyone saw the trees, flowers, teachers, and the blackboard just as I did. Around the 3rd and 4th grades I wasn’t so sure when the nun who was...
State leaders think that you are double dumb. The state is on the brink of floating 1.1 billion dollars (interest included) for the Rhodes Work project. Your intelligence, firstly, cannot be trusted to vote on the bond project, despite...
Wouldn’t it be nice if leaders took some responsibility for their actions? Instead, they constantly feed us a diet of lame excuses. Here are just a few recent examples. • Former North Providence Fire Chief Steven Catanzaro—In a stunning WPRI...
Things happen over and over again in Rhode Island without the slightest thought of reasonableness. I can’t help wanting a more studied and diplomatic approach to proposals, particularly if they are the brainchild of the opposite political party. Take,...
Debates rage right now as to whether or not Rhode Island has sufficient funds for social programs and for repair of the roads. This answer is central to such determinations as to whether more funds are needed for poverty-related...
As the 38 Studios court documents show, "I know nothing" seemed to be the most common refrain among the then-leaders in this state. It is as though all were auditioning for the  role of  Sgt. Hans George Schultz in...

I really am sickened by how the so-called religious right is always so wrong. Take the most recent attack by these Republican “holier than thous" against the Pope. The ever-pious Rush Limbaugh said, "This guy sounds like a Marxist.”...
I admit that I have high hopes for the administration of Governor Gina Raimondo. I am not ready to abandon them yet. Her most recent “explanations” for the unexplainable, however, leave me wondering whether she’s taking the path of...
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