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

Locals discuss quality of life at RhodeMap RI forum in Bristol

Locals discuss quality of life at RhodeMap RI forum in Bristol

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

Violet: Chafee gears up for another run

Earlier this month Gov. Linc Chafee made it clear on WPRI’s “Newsmakers” that he plans to run for re-election in 2014. He said that he wasn’t decided about whether he’d run as a Democrat. If he does, he’ll end up “pulling a Mayor Vincent Cianci,” i.e. running as a Republican, Independent and a Democrat! For

Violet: Chafee’s three Rs are different

When you and I went to school, our “three Rs” were distinctly different from the life lessons Gov. Lincoln Chafee taught the citizenry last week. His mastery of subjects was repudiation, revocation and relinquishment. For all those who pontificated that the governor won’t run for office again, his actions show he very much plans to

Portraits by Richard W Dionne Jr

Barrington singer has mixed emotions over same-sex unions

Becky Chace, here performing at Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton recently, married her partner of eight years in July. BARRINGTON — Last year songwriter Becky Chace of Barrington made national headlines when she spoke out against a Rhode Island bill to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions. The legislation was flawed, she said,

Arlene Violet

Violet: When smart people aren’t

It’s mystifying sometimes to see perfectly smart people do or say something very stupid. Here are some recent examples: Gov. Lincoln Chafee — Former governor Don Carcieri proved last week that he wasn’t in witness protection when he emerged on WPRI’s “Newsmakers” program. Among his suggestions was that the present governor should think about defaulting

Newport lobsterman Bob Braman pulls a trap.

Feds declare New England fishery a ‘disaster’

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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