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Legacy of Gov. Chafee lives on

Give praise when and where it’s due, so a hearty job well-done should go out to Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee based on the most...
IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST: H. Jefferson Melish is a lawyer, as well as a member and activist on the South Kingstown Immigration Task Force and the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. South Kingstown is the only municipality in the state to adopt a version of an ACLU ordinance that rejects local police cooperation with a federal program that deputizes local police departments to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Long-simmering divisions on immigration have boiled over nationally. Is the Ocean...

In March 2017 the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union drafted a model ordinance that would reject local police cooperation with...
FORMER GOV. LINCOLN CHAFEE has decided against participating in the U.S. Senate election which will take place later this year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Chafee decides against U.S. Senate run

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-five days after he declared a probable run in the 2018 Rhode Island Senate race, former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced he...
STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater...

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...
BUYOUTS: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s decision to offer about 1,000 public employees early-retirement buyouts has received criticism from former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, saying the buyouts could delay cost-of-living adjustments owed to retirees beginning in fiscal 2030-31. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Chafee fears buyout plan would delay COLAs

In an attempt to find savings in what’s become a challenging budget year, the state is offering about 1,000 public employees early-retirement buyouts.The offer...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has named Daniel P. McConaghy chairman of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes chairman of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Do you think Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is doing a good...

With nearly a year to go before the next election for governor, the contenders in the race are coming to the fore. Republicans House...
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Five Questions With Abigail Anthony

1. What made you want to join the R.I. Public Utilities Commission? Utility regulation needs to keep pace with technological advances and Rhode Islanders’...

Living to fight another day on historic tax credits

Historic-preservation advocates had hoped for more to celebrate this past week.Yes, the life of the state’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program appeared to have...

The folly of taxpayer subsidies

Recently I urged the R.I. Commerce Corp. board to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s recommendation to pay tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to...
LINCOLN D. CHAFEE, the former governor of Rhode Island, recently announced he's mulling a run for president. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Is former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee right to say tax incentives...

Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is back in the public eye, opposing the spate of recent tax incentives that various state agencies have been...
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