Editorials

A look back yields a view to the future

Although it’s primarliy a look back, this week’s Stories of the Year 2007 focus section also gives some pretty good indications about what will...

A year to remember and a year to forget

For the unapologetic optimists, 2008 has presented an extraordinary challenge. Across the nation and around the world we have witnessed the collapse of the...

When small things have big effects

In the biology of the ocean, the vitality of the smallest link in the chain of life has a profound impact on the largest....

Fix the state budget, so the state can fix the dams

While there is a cost associated with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s recently implemented regulations governing the inspection of the state’s 674 dams,...

Immigrant startups are maturing in nature

It is a well-established pattern played out in every new wave of immigration – the first generation opens businesses to serve their countrymen. And...

FM Global, EDC create new template

A multibillion-dollar company says it plans to build a new headquarters and is considering going out of state. That is usually the signal for the...

RIPEC study good for budget talks

As a parting gift to the citizens of Rhode Island before he heads off to run the R.I. Department of Revenue, Gary S. Sasse...

By sharing, women make a difference

“Show, don’t tell” is a journalist aphorism meant to keep writing crisp and grounded in reality. But sometimes show and tell can make...

Delays not prudent with energy projects

Right now, there is a land rush going on in the renewable-energy industry. The rush, of course, is not for land, but rather for...

One departure creates opportunity

Jack Gold’s departure from the Providence Preservation Society will be a loss to the city and the region. We wish him well. Gold’s work focusing...
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