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To the Editor: Kudos have to go out to Ward 7 Councilman Steven McAllister as well as the City Council and Mayor Joseph Solomon for saving the old Buttonwoods School/Senior Center and West Bay Offices. Steve has been the leader to keeping the building more
By HERB WEISS Almost two weeks ago, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo formally unveiled her $9.9-billion budget proposal to the Rhode Island General Assembly. The House and Senate finance committees will begin the task of holding hearings on budget plan, more
To the Editor: I have read some ridiculous letters in the past and thought that I had pretty much seen and heard it all, but I have been proven wrong. A recent letter to the Projo compared the federal government shutdown to slavery. The writer states more
By BOB HOUGHTALING It's been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation's biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like family history, more
By LAUREN H. CARSON and DAWN EUER The public has a right to know all of the available information when it comes to their safety. The crisis last week with the gas system on Aquidneck Island is no exception. More than 10,000 of our Newport constituents, more
With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, cynics and hopeless romantics find themselves at odds, as they often do, with one side lamenting the glorification of another commercial faux holiday that preys on human emotion for profits, and the other more
I couldn't hear my daughter-in-law, Erica. She had the hood of her jacket pulled down over her forehead and was waving her arms. It had to be some sort of disaster. Over the noise of the chainsaw that my son, Ted, was using to clear branches, I learned more
By HERB WEISS Less than four months ago, a research report released by the Washington, D.C.-based National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), using an analysis of U.S. Census data, found that even with the nation's economic recovery, savings levels more
The arrest of a suspect in the 2013 slaying of John “Jack” Fay, a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran who enjoyed going for multiple daily jogs through City Park, is as much a testament to the hard work … more
To the Editor: Last week, the New York State Senate passed, and Governor Chris Cuomo signed, what can only be characterized as the most barbaric abortion law in the history of western civilization. This is not hyperbole. Paradoxically termed the more
By ROBERT L. CAROTHERS I had retired after 18 years as the president of the University of Rhode Island when I discovered College Unbound (CU). While new to me, the college had been open for nearly a decade, a child of Big Picture Learning. BPL has been more
To the Editor: I would like to publicly thank Mayor Solomon and the City Council members (including Joseph Gallucci) for presenting me with the resolution of congratulations at the council meeting on Jan. 23. It was an honor that will always be more
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