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Disappointed in Felag’s pro-union vote

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  1 Comment

To the editor: I was very dismayed to learn that my Rhode Island state Senator voted to approve bill S 2290 “An Act Relating To Labor — Apprenticeship,” that will give unions in this state a deeper reach into the pockets of Rhode Island taxpayers and add another reason for businesses to stay the hell […]

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East Providence pol, House Finance chair Melo previews 2014 legislative session

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — On the eve of a new session, State Representative Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64) discussed some of the most pressing matters the General Assembly and his House Committee on Finance, specifically, faces as the year 2014 looms. “The No. 1 thing we’re going to be looking at are jobs and the economy in […]

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Locals join East Providence Rep. Amore in support of CPR legislation

By   /  June 13, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  No Comments

City residents Kathleen Harrington, Annmarie Hanson and Shandra Printer (from right to left) joined State Representative Gregg Amore recently to discuss the importance of proposed CPR legislation.

PROVIDENCE — Kathleen Harrington, Annmarie Hanson and Shandra Printer of Riverside recently joined State Representative Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence) on the floor of the State House to discuss the importance of training all high school students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The local residents and the representative held their meeting during the American Heart […]

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Bill would make bridge, road repair easier for East Providence, others around the state

By   /  March 21, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “home run” piece of legislation, Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox and other dignitaries announced at a State House briefing Thursday morning, March 21, a proposal which would make it easier for cities and towns to maintain their bridges and roads while also spurring job creation. The “Municipal […]

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Barrington Reps. divided on gay marriage

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Government & Politics  /  4 Comments

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The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved gay marriage legislation Thursday night though Barrington’s Representatives are split on the issue. State Rep. Jan Malik (D-Dist. 67, Warren, Barrington) voted against the proposal. Eighteen other State Reps. joined him. “Marriage pre-dates government,” Rep. Malik said. “It should not be re-defined by law.” Rep. Malik said he […]

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Political opposites, East Providence High School teachers share common ground in classroom

By   /  October 17, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News, Schools  /  1 Comment

EPHS teachers and General Assembly House candidates this election season Keith Anderson (middle, left) and Gregg Amore (far right) are shown during a debate between the Republican and Democrat, respectively, at a political club meeting last spring.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though they reside on opposite sides of the political tracks, East Providence High School teachers and General Assembly candidates Keith Anderson and Gregg Amore have much in common when it comes to the classroom. Mr. Anderson, in his fourth year as an EPHS Business instructor, is running as Republican opposite Democratic incumbent […]

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Hanley takes on Marshall in District 68 primary

By   /  August 21, 2012  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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With less than three weeks to go before he faces his opponent in the Sept. 11 primary, Warren’s John Hanley is taking to the streets, walking from door to door and spreading his message. “I’ve learned there are a lot more hills in Warren and Bristol than I thought,” joked Mr. Hanley, a Democrat running […]

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