Editorials

Bear Stearns debacle exposes market’s biggest fools

A cocky investor can be a market’s biggest patsy. As the value of high-risk mortgages collapse, the huge losers these days won’t be the little...

We’re all going to pay for budget fiasco

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline is furious at the General Assembly, and rightfully so. After months of hearings and negotiations, legislators approved a budget...

Housing costs still strain affordability

HousingWorks RI’s annual Fact Book makes clear, once again, that the lack of affordable housing puts the state’s employers at a disadvantage in attracting...

A little bragging never hurt anyone

Kudos to the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau for its recently completed course “Positively Providence.” The session helped teach 55 people whose jobs require...

Crunch time on Smith Hill

Enough tinkering around the edges. Rhode Island’s structural deficit needs to be fixed, and the business community is right to demand bold action. There is...

Health care needs more connections

According to national research, 30 percent of medical testing is duplicative. The reason: Doctors don’t know that the information they are testing for is...

Keep the pressure on for R.I. wind energy

It is baffling that the Massachusetts wind energy project is meeting such a strong, well, headwind. The project, which could supply 75 percent of the...

Shorter runway helps extension plan

The R.I. Airport Corporation board of directors has taken a step in the right direction in trying to find an acceptable compromise for the...

Car emissions plan needs push for EPA

Rhode Island has more than a passing interest in ameliorating the impact of climate change. As the Ocean State, we would have a front...

Pawtucket’s success is not an accident.

Herb Weiss is an indefatigable cheerleader for Pawtucket. Any journalist within earshot and any business owner thinking of relocating to the city can attest...
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