DAN YORKE – Mattiello misleads by misremembering

I have a clear memory of a specific 2016 election season event for two reasons: where it was and what was announced. And last week the Rhode Island Speaker of the House Nick Mattiello was asked about... more

ARLENE VIOLET – Stop nickel-and-diming the veterans and families

Kudos to veterans John Cianci, Jack Choquette, and John Leonard, who continue to speak out against the invasion of the assets of veterans at the Rhode Island Veterans Home. Because of the double... more

Letters to the Editor

Smithfield Democrats bring integrity, vision and trusted experience

The Smithfield Democratic Town Committee has endorsed a slate of candidates for this year’s General Election that represents a diverse and well-qualified group of dedicated individuals, many of whom... more

Davis: North Smithfield - Do your homework

With the election less than two weeks away, it seems like we are all focused on the presidential election. While that race matters, this year’s local races will affect the day-to-day aspect of our... more

Leclerc: I fully endorse Paul Zwolenski for town administrator

Paul Zwolenski was first our town planner and now a town councilman for the past eight consecutive terms (16 years) and currently the Town Council vice president. His business experience, municipal... more

Baldino: Shallcross follows through

In 2010 I received a telephone call from Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith about legislation that was being presented, through her efforts to allow adoptees to have access to their original birth... more

Thanks for the memories ... at McCoy

After 50 wonderful years, the Pawtucket Red Sox this past weekend bade farewell to their last season at McCoy Stadium. It was a bittersweet conclusion to a relationship between a team and a 78-year-... more

Mayor: Palotta’s confusion worsens

America’s favorite dictionary defines confused as “lacking logical order or sense; to be unclear in mind or purpose.” Mr. Palotta is attempting to put a spin on the $1,500,000 lifetime contract he... more

R.I. voters remember Justice Ginsburg and continue her work to protect reproductive rights

This week, I helped organize a vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, where over 80 Rhode Islanders gathered to celebrate her legacy as a champion for reproductive rights. But I know that this... more

Pino: Wife and husband can be independent thinkers

In response to Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton’s letter to the editor questioning a married couple on the School Committee, I have some information to share. Married couples have served on school committees... more

Why does Scituate need a charter?

Many people have asked why Scituate even needs a charter. The simplest explanation is that we need a framework, or call it a manual, that establishes how our town government will work. In a charter,... more