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Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive … more
Over the past several months, the Bristol Warren Regional School District has been the recipient of negative attention in the media. It goes without saying that our district, like any district, faces … more
To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for … more
To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing … more
The government machine never stops. Driven by salaries, pensions, health benefits, new services, capital projects, technology … the cost of doing the public’s business never stops … more
My congratulations to Hunter Rodriguez for winning this year’s Bristol Fourth of July Button Contest. My disappointment to the contest judges for accepting an illustration on the button, of … more
A few weeks ago I read an opinion piece that really sparked my interest. In it, the letter-writer makes a few claims about the people of Rhode Island and how we should consider that those who … more
Letter-writer Peter Hewitt (“To be pro-choice is to be pro-abortion”) will never know the pains or joys of childbirth, nor will he face the need to make a difficult decision when … more
In the coming weeks, a hearing will occur that will propose a bill, Reclassifying Drug Possession from a Felony to a Misdemeanor Charge. At first glance, many will say, “Why should we reduce a … more
Permit me to comment on the information provided in the recent Phoenix article by Kristen Ray – “East Bay legislators support Reproductive Privacy Act.” Pro-choice supporters of … more
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