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Monday, June 18, 2018

Editorials

An alternate path to new energy

Despite the ever-increasing cost of fossil fuels, the marketplace has fallen short on investment in alternative energy sources. The General Assembly and Gov. Donald L....

Blue Cross should build in Waterplace

In the discussion over a headquarters for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, there are a few givens: • It makes economic and...

Home insurance rates should go up

Homeowners in Rhode Island are paying much more for insurance than they had been used to – in some cases triple the previous rate. Consumer...

Potential for cures too great to ignore

The groundswell to expand stem cell research has reached Rhode Island, and not a moment too soon. Without question, the quest to use stem cells...

Public health should take higher priority

The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association is to be commended for creating a self-inspection program for food-service establishments. Developed with cooperation from the...

A powerful incentive that is necessary

Utility customers who generate their own electricity – say, through solar panels or a wind turbine – get a credit from the utility for...

Hard work will deliver this fantasy

U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy had it right – the “sheer immensity” of the plan that The Procaccianti Group unveiled last week for Newport’s...

Designing economy breeds vitality

A key component of the “innovation economy” is the commercialization of intellectual capital. To wit: the brainiacs have to leave the comfort of the...

State’s future depends on children’s lives

Nearly one of every five children in Rhode Island lives in poverty. Nearly one in 10 lives in extreme poverty, under $8,122 for...

Small business here affected by war in Iraq

The nation’s laws rightly protect the civilian jobs of reserve soldiers and sailors and National Guardsmen who go overseas to fight this nation’s wars....
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