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Spring is in the air, and so too are the noxious fumes and aural assault of overpowered lawn equipment. Bird song and children’s voices fill the air only to be abruptly halted by the roar of … more
In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi has slated a budget caucus for Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse. A … more
We need to assist older members of our community who struggle with the ever-increasing burden of increasing property taxes; not find reasons to reject their needs. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Rhode Island House Majority Leader Christopher Blazejewski has a bit more gray hair these days, but his status as the heir-apparent to House Speaker Joe Shekarchi remains … more
Our Career Explorers Mini-Grant program is open for enrollment through the end of May. We have $15,000 to distribute to applicants selected from those we receive. more
Every now and then, the excuses to party can get a bit outlandish. In this case, I suspect calling this recent celebration a bit “outhouse-lish”. more
The response from the Bristol community was wonderful and the connections with local resources volunteering their time was outstanding. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Pro-Palestinian protests at Brown University came to a peaceful end last week – a contrast to the mass arrests and disorder seen on many campuses across the … more
It's that time of year when you can make a difference for the less fortunate. more
Asking for help does not mean that you are weak – it is a sign of your strength. more
I would like to offer our deep gratitude and appreciation to the BeeHive Café for their generous donation towards our Bristol memorial sculpture. more
I applaud the Bristol Town Council for adopting the resolution to the General Assembly that supports this critical and life-saving action for all Rhode Islanders. more
In a time when corporations are mainly focused on profits and greed, it was a blessing to learn of one who gives back to their community. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: State-mandated disclosures about the deaths and near-deaths of Rhode Island children have become increasingly frequent over the last year. Twenty-eight fatalities and an identical … more
Please extend my congratulations to MHHS freshman pitcher Trace Dubois for his outstanding performance on the mound. more
Fighting cancer is indeed a battle, and we can’t win it alone. Our lawmakers can help by passing legislation that removes the financial barriers many face to get care and treatment. more
Are we putting jobs, food, commercial and recreational resources at risk? more
I highly recommend every citizen to seriously think about applying to attend this ten-week citizens police academy program. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: As the state awaits a forensic review of what went wrong with the Washington Bridge, the ProJo’s Patrick Anderson delivered a must-read story this week contextualizing how a … more
As a grandfather with young grandkids, maybe I’m a bit idealistic, but it would seem to me any opportunity to support your child’s pursuit of some FREE MONEY like this is time well spent. more
My wife passed away on March 9, 2024, and I am writing this to thank a group of very special people. more
Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: For a long time, it seemed as if Scott Avedisian was destined to be mayor in perpetuity of Warwick. He could be counted on to win re-election as a genial GOP moderate, even amid … more
Democrat voters, kick the habit. You have nothing to lose, and a new life for you, your children, and your neighbors to gain. more
This late-life adventure to witness “Nature showeth Thy handiwork” is now one to reflect on, come together on and pass on to grandchildren of our own. more
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