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We want to utilize this space this week to give Governor Dan McKee some credit. Not for magically making a new Washington Bridge appear out of the ether two years ahead of schedule, but for finally … more
If a tree falls in the forest but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? We don’t have the expertise or requisite philosophy degree to answer that, but we do know one thing for … more
Judging by certain responses to our editorial last week, there is plenty of political polarization to go around, even in dark blue Rhode Island. In divisive 2024 America, not even a relatively bland … more
With the legislative session coming to a close last week, it seems an appropriate time to give a grade to Warwick’s own K. Joseph Shekarchi, the Speaker of the House since 2021. When … more
Found within Governor Dan McKee’s nearly $14 billion budget were plenty of items and priorities to be encouraged by, including an unprecedented investment in the creation of housing and a … more
Hi. This is my first full week as the new publisher of the Cranston Herald. In my wildest dreams, this is not a sentence I ever thought I would write. As Herald Editor Rory Schuler reported … more
We are delighted to receive word that the Rhode Island House of Representatives will be moving forward a bill from Rep. Joseph McNamara during a vote this week to allow one member of the Rhode Island … more
To the Editor, Israel has to eliminate Hamas. That is the only just and proportionate response to the genocidal slaughter of innocent Israeli civilians that took place on October 7th, 2023. … more
While it won’t yet be official as of the time of this writing, we have learned from credible sources that a bill currently in the Rhode Island legislature that would strengthen and bolster the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi slated a budget caucus yesterday afternoon at the State House. A memo this … more
In March, the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA) presented the 84th Annual All-State Music Festival.  Over six concerts, 887 music students showcased their musical … more
Spend enough time observing corporate American power structures and you learn a thing or two about when someone is on the right track toward enacting a decision that will help average consumers and … more
With an overwhelming vote in favor of amendments to the existing Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights legislation, the state of Rhode Island has finally taken an important step towards more … more
Hope springs eternal this time of year — for lovers of warmer weather and scores of starry eyed students looking to make the next leap upwards in their academic or professional careers. … more
There’s no denying the arrival of spring once the cherry blossoms bloom and spiked cleats begin digging into the dirt at local Little League diamonds across the state. This past weekend, … more
The many issues with the American healthcare system are often so cartoonish, so overtly head-scratching and backwards, that it can seem silly and hopeless these days to even point them out. … more
As reported in last week’s Warwick Beacon, Warwick residents and officials seeking to gain some more insight and accountability into the goings on of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) … more
With the advent of Easter Sunday approaching this weekend for all of our observing Christian readers, it seems an appropriate time in light of recent events to dig deeper into the themes that have … more
There are few industries as quintessentially tied to the identity of a state as quahogging in Rhode Island. Over the decades, the industry has ebbed and flowed with changes to regulations, the … more
If democracy dies in darkness, that logic should dictate that government thrives under direct sunlight. Such is the theory championed and emphasized during Sunshine Week, occurring right now … more
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