Updated September 29 at 6:57pm
Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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Already in our state we are feeling the debilitating effects of climate change. The extreme weather events of last August's microbursts, the January 2015 blizzard and Hurricane Sandy have all crushed our businesses and homes. Our rivers and … more
You have of course heard the sad news about bacon. As the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer put it last week: Each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases risk of colorectal cancer 18 … more
To the Editor: There is a way to make downtown Providence more interesting to tourists. The four-mile section of the Blackstone Canal from the head of the Providence River to the Peter Pan bus terminal should be restored. It should … more
Rhode Island's economy continues to recover, with new companies contemplating locating here and existing ones considering investing in growing their footprints and workforces. But one significant issue continues to threaten their growth and the … more
To the Editor: Are you kidding? ("Smart incentive programs start to yield economic fruit for R.I.," Jan. 9, 2016) Do you guys really believe the awarding of a $450,000 tax credit over a 10-year period was the element that precipitated the … more
Political campaigns are not generally known as ideal laboratories for devising sensible, innovative policies. Yet Hillary Clinton's proposals to combat corporate inversions – in which U.S. companies move their tax homes abroad – are just that. … more
Thanks to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly, Rhode Island has just become fairer to property owners and home purchasers. Legislation signed into law July 6 effectively prevents municipalities from artificially increasing the … more
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has taken a lot of flak for tweeting last week that the company might abandon its 140-character-per-post limit. Many see the "beautiful constraint," as Dorsey called it in his post, as the service's defining feature. It's … more
Each year, several organizations roll out "scorecards" measuring what they think are the important indicators determining whether state taxes are too high or too low, the health of state economies, or how "business friendly" each state is. … more
To the Editor: Every year, Rhode Island emergency departments are hard at work seeing more than 350,000 Rhode Islanders in need of immediate health care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And like clockwork, every year we open … more
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