Jan 21 2024

In the Arena… Joe Paolino Jr. interviews East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva

Each week Joe Paolino Jr. talks with leaders in Rhode Island about emergent issues. Here, back a few weeks ago, ...

Jan 19 2024

Governor’s proposed FY 2025 Rhode Island budget

Photo: Cover of Governor's proposed budget Governor Dan McKee submitted his FY 2025 “Team Rhode Island” budget to the General ...

Jan 17 2024

“We will become what we believe we will be”. The Rhode Island State of the State address – and remarks

Each year the Governor delivers an annual State of the State address in January. Here is the full content of ...

Jan 16 2024

Jack’s Angle: U.S. promise to Ukraine 30 years ago. The Budapest Memoranda (update)-John J. Jack Partridge

by John J. “Jack” Partridge, contributing writer See Updated Q & A, below Commentary on Russia-Ukraine war A long-time reader ...

Jan 14 2024

Easier to engage with Rhode Island’s legislative process. See changes. State of the State this week.

The House and the Senate will return to the State House Tuesday to begin the 2024 legislative session. With many ...

Jan 14 2024

Back to basics popular approach for Providence, even with challenges ahead.

Photo: Pamela Bhatia, Artistic Images The Smiley Administration has released its priorities for this year, and accomplishments for the past ...

Jan 13 2024

RIPEC: RI state budget transitions from unprecedented revenues to fiscal restraint

RIPEC Analyzes Key Issues as Rhode Island’s State Budget Tightens - Health and Human Services, K-12 Education, Transportation, and Affordable ...

Jan 12 2024

Homeless in RI: $3.3 Million for 45+ pop-up Pallet Shelter Village set for state land in Smith Hill

A long wanted Pallet Shelter village is headed for Rhode Island. From the time when the RI State House saw ...

Jan 9 2024

Cranston Mayor Hopkins announces bridge and culvert inspections – not done in decades

Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins has announced that Cranston is undertaking planned inspections and evaluations of Cranston’s bridges and culverts as ...

Jan 9 2024

“Our hearts sank” – Reps. Casimiro, Noret, and Sen. DiPalma reaction to St. Mary’s Home for Children report

Immediate responses prevented further tragedy at St. Mary’s Home for Children Submitted by Rep. Julie A. Casimiro, Sen. Louis P. ...