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By DAVID PLACE Imagine waking up and you cannot feel anything. You try to talk, but there are no words - only silence. You try to scream, and nothing comes out. The only sound you hear is your own voice, but only inside your head. You look around more
There's a huge delta between the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Rhode Island's health care landscape. If a big out-of-state firm swallowed a major Rhode Island hospital group, more care would likely migrate elsewhere, with negative implications more
By SETH MAGAZINER A year before Destiny became one of my fourth-grade students, she watched out her front window as the lifeless body of a neighbor was wheeled out of his home following a drive-by shooting. Not long after that Hurricane Katrina hit her more
By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY Recently, Gov. McGee was quoted in the Providence Journal. Gov. McGee is absolutely right in his quote, "Now is the time to focus on creating more high quality educational opportunities for all students, not fewer." Unfortunately, more
Unemployment benefits about to be taxed By Little Rhody when workers are maxed? While the feds decided to pardon the levy declaring the weight to be much too heavy   But here in … more
By MICHAEL DiBIASE Several bills have been introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly to add a new top state personal income tax bracket, thereby threatening to impose a higher tax burden on business, and particularly on small business, at a time more
By JIM MULLOWNEY The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently announced its intent to issue a license to MedRecycler to treat medical waste. My daughter is a life-long resident of Rhode Island and I have lived here for over 30 years. more
Thanks to President Biden's massive $1.9 trillion stimulus package, Rhode Island will find itself in the unusual place of having an influx of money. So keep in mind this observation from RIPEC President/CEO Michael DiBiase, a former director of the state more
By BRENDA JACOB When you hear about guns it is generally in the news and involves a horrific crime or tragedy. No one is against gun violence more than a gun owner. First is the sadness we feel for the families living through a tragedy, watching the more
By STEVE ARTHURS Rhode Island small businesses have struggled to get through a historic economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus. We are just now getting to a point where we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. The last thing we need now are more
This is the story of that amazing heifer The Kicker we needed, so hard to decipher Pandemic and hardship with jobs in peril With hope in the closet and masks as apparel  … more
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