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Where tall grass is greener – for municipal coffers

“Cut that grass or lose your house!”Most Americans aren’t faced with that stark, binary choice. But then again, most Americans do not live in...

A win for private-property rights

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a resounding victory for private-property rights.That decision will directly benefit property owners in Rhode Island and throughout the...

R.I. Supreme Court balancing public, private shore access rights well

It’s summer, and access to the shore is on the minds of many.While the public throngs Rhode Island’s beautiful beaches, some members of the...

Mansions and property rights

Rhode Island's Supreme Court recently issued an important decision for property rights, even though property rights were never mentioned in it.The court acted in...

Political storm brewing

There's a political storm brewing in Rhode Island, and coastal residences and businesses could be at risk.At issue is the accuracy of new federal...

Bruising year for the EPA

2015 was not a good year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.n In August, the EPA polluted a Colorado river by causing...

Elevation one way out of flood zone

Given it is hurricane season, it is appropriate to ask whether Rhode Islanders are any safer from a hurricane today than they were three...

Auctions can create buzz to close home sales

The implosion of the residential real estate market has forced sellers across the country to rethink how they market real estate in a down,...
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