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In a quick vote that went undetected by those not attuned to School Committee procedures, the committee approved Tuesday night what could be a path to a teachers contract. The 4 to 1 vote was to accept the proposal offering teachers 3 percent wage more
To the Editor: $640 million. That's a pretty big number. Especially when you realize that's how much the state of Rhode Island takes on in tobacco-related health care costs each year. Eighteen hundred is a pretty big number, too. And a sad one, as it more
To the editor: Twelve candidates for the Charter Review Commission failed to show up for the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (“TTA”) Candidate Forum, and, except for vague answers from two, did not answer the TTA questionnaire. Nevertheless, public records exist: more
To the Editor: As the expansion of TF Green Airport progresses, neighborhoods in Greenwood are disappearing. In a subculture of Greenwood known as The Birches, over 60 homes are being acquired in order to accommodate this project. With an ample number of more
Like petulant kids, the leaders of the legislative branch of our state government have left the state without a budget and each blaming the other for the resulting confusion. In theory the fight comes down to a few words over a measure that would bring more
The story has a consistent theme - Warwick single-family home sales outpace any other city or town in the state. In the month of May the totals were even higher than customary, with a total of 142 Warwick single-family homes selling as compared to more
To the editor: At least every six years, Tiverton elects a Charter Review Commission to review our towns charter. This commission’s duty is to review the charter in its current form. This commission meets for one year and makes recommendations for amendment revisions/additions. On election day. November, 2018, any proposed alterations are added to the ballot and voters have the final say to accept or reject those amendments. The charter is, therefore, the most important legal document of the town of Tiverton. It’s much more than the budget process and protecting the FTR more
To the Editor: Working together to benefit the taxpayers of Warwick, last month the City Council passed an ordinance that will directly support local businesses. The ordinance addresses the solicitation of bids for the city. While reviewing bids on the more
By LEN CABRAL & STEVEN STYCOS When we moved to Cranston in the mid-1980's, Cranston's population was 95 percent white. Today, 23 percent of Cranston's population is black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or mixed race, according to the U.S. Census. more
Although a resolution by Representative Camille Vella-Wilkinson (D-21 District, Warwick) to set up a panel of five people to objectively investigate sexual harassment claims within the Rhode Island National Guard was ultimately unsuccessful, the base more
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