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Budget Commission is setting the tone for the future of East Providence

By   /  February 8, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Help wanted. East Providence finds itself needing to hire a new Superintendent of Schools. The issue of a bloated school administration has changed. A new Superintendent of Schools will need assistance from administrators, principals, teachers, and other employees for the School Department. On the city side, many employees have left East Providence for jobs elsewhere. […]

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We need a media that keeps us informed

By   /  January 6, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Where would we be without the media? The media keeps us informed. The media forces us to think. We are constantly looking for information, and the media’s task is to provide us with information. Even a biased media serves a purpose. I will listen to Rush Limbaugh on occasion. I do not agree with Rush […]

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Residents need to understand the urgency of change in East Providence

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

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What will it take for the people of East Providence to understand the urgency of change? In the editorial last week, it was indicated that we need much more participation and discussion in order to get anything accomplished. The question is will anyone step forward? Since the middle school sports issue came about, I’ve attended […]

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Take the Pledge: Don’t Text and Drive

By   /  December 22, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Take out your cell phone or smart phone. Read the last text message you sent or received aloud. Would reading or responding to that text message from behind the wheel of a motor vehicle be worth the risk of getting into a car accident…or worse? Every time you read a text while driving your eyes […]

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Column: The golden days of pasta sandwiches

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

When I was in high school, my mother would complain about how much money she spent at the Riverside Almacs. She said my brother and I, and my father to a lesser extent, would devour $200 worth of groceries in one week, and at that time $200 went a lot further than it does now. […]

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Our state is in free fall and no political leaders are accepting responsibility

By   /  November 1, 2012  /  Columns, News, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Our state is in a free fall. We have fallen into the abyss. The people who have brought us here, and their associates, are not the ones who will save us. I do not expect Rhode Island to move forward, not with this current group of elected officials. At this point, I am only asking […]

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People and the tax code

By   /  October 21, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

I think my birth, at the end of 1936, qualifies me as in the age group of a typical Tea Party person. However, it shames to me to think that so many of my age peers, and those somewhat younger, forget the privileged taxation policies under which they grew up and flourished and show themselves […]

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With one-party rule, corruption often follows

By   /  October 21, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

If over 60 percent of the Rhode Island population thinks the state is going in the wrong direction, why is it that the same people and the same party continually get voted in to do the same damage over and over again? You would think in this state that has such a dismal unemployment rate, […]

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