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Editorial: School fixes won’t take a day or two

By   /  September 15, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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To turn a tired but true phrase, “Rome was not built in a day,” and all one had to do was listen to the factual and anecdotal evidence offered up about the opening of East Providence schools late last week to understand why that is case here in city. Of course, there were positives with […]

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Editorial: Chafee wasn’t there for us

By   /  September 11, 2013  /  Editorials  /  No Comments

Vote for Healey — ‘”He won’t be there for you,” was the rallying cry of perennial Rhode Island lieutenant governor candidate Bob Healey. In the East Bay, that’s just how many have viewed the governorship of Lincoln Chafee who announced last Wednesday that he won’t seek reelection. When his would-be successors come calling, people here […]

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Editorial: In praise of our public servants

By   /  September 8, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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We’ve written this before in this very space, and will continue to do so as warranted, but every few weeks we’re reminded just how good our city, East Providence, can be when everyone is pulling together in the same direction. We, as happens in many other places, tend to go astray on occasion, but something […]

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Editorial: In discussing race honestly we honor Dr. King

By   /  September 1, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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It should happen daily, if not at the very least on a yearly basis, but the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s momentous “I Have a Dream” speech should be cause for us as a country and as a civilized people to reflect upon race relations in the United States. We’re aren’t, unfortunately, […]

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Editorial: Let’s keep up the good work, Bristol

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

  Better together. That’s the motto of Mike Byrnes, co-chairman of Explore Bristol. The phrase is taken from a book by Robert Putnam, “Better Together: Restoring an American Community.” In it, Putnam highlights stories from across the country where civic leaders, business owners and everyday people are restoring their communities through social activism and working […]

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Equal protection for all

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  4 Comments

The Poppasquash area of Bristol is not the sparsely populated peninsula of your grandfather’s time. Those with deep pockets have uncovered its shoreline beauty, constructing homes in excess of 5,000 square feet and worth millions of dollars. Yet while most of us in Bristol enjoy year-round fire protection from one of the finest departments around, […]

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Editorial: Beach butts — ban them

By   /  August 21, 2013  /  Editorials  /  No Comments

For the sake of fresh air, clean sand and tender toes, beach operators need to draw a line in the sand against smoking. Bills before the Rhode Island legislature have attempted to accomplish just that for state beaches there. Massachusetts lawmakers would do visitors to Horseneck and other places a favor by following suit. Cigarettes […]

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Editorial: East Providence needs to appeal most recent TLA-Pond View/Kenlin Properties court ruling

By   /  August 18, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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There’s arguably no more important aspect to the future fiscal fortune and security of the city then what is and will be planned on the East Providence waterfront. The Commission charged with overseeing the area to date has done an admirable job, adding both important tax dollars to the city coffers while also raising the […]

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Working together for Bristol Harbor’s future

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Bristol’s harbor is an economic gem. And to protect its future, the Town of Bristol should act wisely when seeking to expand the harbor’s commercial development. When a 2012 feasibility study was done by the students of Roger Williams University, they were remiss in considering the environmental impact a maritime center would have on Bristol […]

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Editorial: A positive attitude can go a long way

By   /  August 11, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

Every few weeks, almost like clockwork, something or someone or some group in city reminds us just how good East Providence can be, and the last seven days were an example as people with local ties once again displayed a sense of caring and community that makes one wonder why we ever struggle in the […]

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