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STORY OF THE WEEK: U.S. Rep. David Cicilline’s decision to step down to take the top job at the Rhode Island Foundation emerged as a surprise, although, with a bit of reflection, it also makes … more
To the editor: Rhode Island legislators are currently voting on H.5258, a bill to ban the sale of new fur products in Rhode Island. This bill is a step in the right direction toward eliminating … more
To the editor: The burden for Rhode Island education is not fairly distributed among its citizens. The state’s funding formula unfairly distributes citizens’ money; disrespects … more
The recent pro-wind letters to the editor disparage anyone who questions offshore wind with hidden motives, deception, and disguise. Our only motive is to clarify the environmental impacts, … more
There is a widely used statistic that most of the towns in Rhode Island do not provide adequate affordable housing. Little Compton, for example, supposedly only has fewer than 10 units that qualify … more
Tiverton could soon be home to a corpse incinerator on 730 Main Road, adjacent to four densely populated streets, a primary care facility, daycare and multiple bus stops. Some may balk at my word … more
To the editor: My name is Vanessa Baker and I’ve been working in the casino business since 1992. Back then smoking was accepted almost everywhere. Thirty years later, casino workers are the … more
To the editor:In a democracy, few would argue that public education is a costly, but necessary statewide investment if communities, students and related economies are to thrive. In last week’s … more
Officially, offshore wind developers anticipate their projects will “have no measurable influence on climate change.” Knowing this, they offer a different rationale. In the “purpose … more
We are at a turning point in the town of Little Compton. As it becomes increasingly difficult for people to afford to live here, we are facing a crucial moment. What we do, or fail to do, will … more
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