Editorials

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....

Imagining the worst helps secure the best

Disaster is an overused term – if the coffee shop runs out of raspberry flavoring for your skim latte, it’s a disaster! But when...

Rite Care churn gives state black eye

The federal government has given Rhode Island – and the rest of the country – a budgetary gift. Because of stricter requirements to...

Good investments are important for R.I.

Just as the state should be careful how it cuts spending (see this week’s lead editorial, on RIte Care), it must also take great...

Upgrade transit, yes, but mind the cost

Some Providence workers jokingly refer to the morning and afternoon congestion as a “rush minute,” since it doesn’t compare with the mind-bending, hours-long commutes...

Banks deserve ink for job-creation loans

Citizens Bank and Sovereign Bank are to be commended for the low-interest business loan programs they both introduced in 2005 to help New England...

Tougher DEM fines make a lot of sense

If the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has its way this year, the penalties for serious environmental and hazardous-waste violations – and for failing...

Vision for school produces local hero

Twenty-three years ago, Dan Corley, along with his college roommate, Bob Hahn, founded Community Preparatory School in South Providence with a vision of what...

Charity care merits a serious discussion

The R.I. Department of Health has proposed new regulations that would require not just hospitals and nursing homes, but a wide range of free-standing...

No bidding war for film tax credit

We can only hope that the General Assembly does not feel the need to compete with Connecticut in luring Hollywood further East. According to...
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