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Steve Kass’ New Radio Gig

By Monique Chartier | October 25, 2012 |

Monday afternoon will find Rhode Island radio legend Steve Kass once again in front of a microphone – this time, at WSAR. New England Talk Pro Steve Kass to PM Drive on WSAR, Fall River, Massachusetts. Veteran talk radio host Steve Kass begins new duties as host of the PM drive show on SNE Broadcasting’s…

Credit for Building, Blame for Dividing

By Justin Katz | July 19, 2012 |

President Obama’s teleprompter style has been the subject of substantial (often mocking) critical commentary, and with some justification, as this nearly parodic 2010 video from a Virginia classroom proves: Given recent political events, one can sympathize with the desire of public officials to avoid extemporaneous speech. In a world in which one’s every public utterance…

How Private is Your Property?

By Marc Comtois | March 8, 2012 |

If your lucky, you don’t have to deal with “that house” in your neighborhood. You know, the one with the two or three beat up cars in the driveway (or on the lawn) and the hayfield instead of a lawn. It doesn’t look good and brings the appearance of the rest of the neighborhood down.…

A Week of Thoughts

By Patrick Laverty | February 18, 2012 |

A couple things about this story where the Institute for International Sport can’t account for a few hundred thousand dollars that it got from the state in the form of a legislative grant. When Kathy Gregg is calling, chances are that it isn’t going to end well for you. Second, if this money was given…

A Week of Thoughts

By Patrick Laverty | February 5, 2012 |

This week, Governor Chafee proposed a 1-2 point increase on the tax paid at restaurants. He said this increase will go to help the schools in the state. Really? Wasn’t the purpose of bringing a lottery to the state to help the schools? Wasn’t the gas tax supposed to be for the roads and bridges?…

A Week of Thoughts

By Patrick Laverty | January 28, 2012 |

Oh, what to lead off with? This week, Bishop Tobin agreed to open a daytime homeless shelter in South Providence, as a condition of the Providence Occupiers leaving Burnside Park. So how do they thank the clergy? A day later, they crash a Right to Life rally at the State House and shout down a…

The Cranston West Banner Can’t be Required to Just Disappear

By Carroll Andrew Morse | January 17, 2012 |

If the Cranston West banner has to be destroyed or removed, or if certain words have to be redacted from it, to comply with Judge Ronald Lagueux’s Federal Court decision, there is no reason why a Soviet-style disappearance from history without explanation must occur, or that the public should not be informed that they are…

A Week of Thoughts

By Patrick Laverty | January 14, 2012 |

Sometimes during the week, I see or read various things that I think about posting, but I can’t imagine more than a sentence or two about it, so I drop it. Finally I figured, why not save them up and put them all together once a week. I think Marc did this a few weeks…

Taking the Edge Off the Hardball

By Justin Katz | December 23, 2011 |

It occurred to us, this last weekday before Christmas, that given all the reaction to the public-sector unions’ decision to treat the Crossroads homeless shelter as a hostile enterprise based on its support for pension reform, it would be a good idea to direct you to the charity’s donation page. SEIU Local 580 President Phillip…

Changing Cranston as a Way to Save Providence?

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 28, 2011 |

I don’t know if GoLocal Providence‘s Dan McGowan is tied into some developing behind-the-scenes chatter, or if he is simply trying to think outside-of-the-box, but he offered a regionalization concept in this week’s Side of the Rhode column that has not yet been offered elsewhere in public with the potential immediacy of his other examples…Get…

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