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Locals discuss quality of life at RhodeMap RI forum in Bristol

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Rilwan Feyisitan of Johnston, places his "needs improvement" pin in an area of south Providence.

Despite their efforts to solicit public comment, roughly 35 East Bay residents showed up to the RhodeMap RI workshop, held at Roger Williams University Tuesday night. Program facilitators saturated media outlets, utilized social media outlets, provided childcare, transportation and interpreter services, hoping to generate participation and feedback about “what is working, and what isn’t” for […]

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Governor pens letter urging East Providence’s Melo, House leadership to reconsider commerce package

By   /  May 9, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  3 Comments

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PROVIDENCE — In a strongly worded letter penned directly to House of Representatives Finance Committee Chairman Helio Melo, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee urged House leadership to rethink portions of the economic development package the group proposed with much fanfare last month. The three-page tome points specifically to four bills currently being considered by Chairman Melo’s […]

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East Providence Rep. Melo gives early approval of governor’s budget proposal

By   /  January 17, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Rep. Helio Melo

PROVIDENCE — Governor Lincoln Chafee, Wednesday, Jan. 16, introduced an $8.17 billion budget, key to which would reduce Rhode Island’s corporate tax rate over a period of three years and hopefully make it the lowest among the New England states while also giving some much needed additional assistance to municipalities. Gov. Chafee’s proposal would slash […]

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Chafee tabs Mancuso after East Providence’s Caruolo rejects Board of Education position

By   /  December 23, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

George Caruolo

PROVIDENCE — Governor Lincoln Chafee wasted little time in finding a successor to East Providence’s George Caruolo as the chairman of the soon-to-be seated Board of Education, tappingnoted area attorney Eva-Marie Mancuso for the top post of the newly-created body.   In a press release Saturday, Dec. 22, Gov. Chafee announced his choice of Ms. […]

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Feds declare New England fishery a ‘disaster’

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Newport lobsterman Bob Braman pulls a trap.

Fishermen have known it for years, and now the federal government agreees: The New England fishery is a disaster. The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a disaster declaration for the New England groundfish fishery, clearing the way for fishermen to receive financial relief in the face of regulations that have pushed many to the […]

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Rhode Island’s financial mismanagement continues

By   /  August 31, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: In reference to your editorial of August 30, the fact that our governor would not listen to the people and answer their questions, he rather passed the buck onto a department head.  That sends a message of the poor leadership qualities he has! The same excuse of there is no money to […]

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