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Traffic deaths were up by a lot, last year, despite lockdowns.

By Justin Katz | June 5, 2021 |

The Associated Press reports the counterintuitive numbers: An estimated 38,680 people died in traffic crashes last year, the most of any year since 2007, the agency said in releasing preliminary numbers. Final numbers normally come out in the fall. The increase came even though the number of miles traveled by vehicle fell 13% from 2019.…

Rep. Brian Newberry Lobs a Bomb at Doherty Camp

By Patrick Laverty | September 27, 2011 |

Andrew mentioned this in his post yesterday about a Facebook “Reflection” from House Minority Leader Brian Newberry. Newberry is calling for Doherty to either drop out of the Congressional District 1 race completely, or change direction and run in Congressional District 2 against James Langevin. I will admit that when I first heard the news…

Clearing the Bin (Lunch Time Reading)

By Marc Comtois | September 17, 2010 |

Busy. C’est la vie. I’ve been collecting articles that I found interesting and worthy of some kind of commentary, but I just don’t see getting to them any time soon. So, instead of letting them go to waste, here you go (some of them may have been touched on by others). A book review of…

How To Achieve the Eighth Highest Pay in the Country … And Where the Method May End

By Monique Chartier | January 10, 2009 |

Increases in teacher compensation in Rhode Island have been achieved on “They got it, so we should” reasoning. The gains in one city or town’s contract are referenced in subsequent negotiations in other municipalities. I had always thought that this was done informally, however, until I saw Item #3 of the Tentative Agreement, first page…

Block Island Ferry Collides with Coast Guard Vessel

By Marc Comtois | July 2, 2008 |

A local contact has informed me that the Block Island Ferry has collided with a Coast Guard vessel. I don’t want to sound any alarms because I’m not sure of the severity of damage or of any injuries. Apparently, the fog banks are rolling pretty heavy out there today. Bottom Line: : NO INJURIES, MINIMAL…

The Killer’s Livelihood

By Justin Katz | May 21, 2008 |

It may be an insignificant detail in the context of the suburban birthday party shooting, but this bit of information about the alleged killer relates to a major topic of conversation on any given Anchor Rising day: Nicholas Gianquitti became a Providence police officer in July 1991. He lasted just six months. On Jan. 27,…

Interview: Secretary of State Candidate, Sue Stenhouse

By Don Roach | September 18, 2006 |

Recently, Anchor Rising had the opportunity to ask Republican Secretary of State Candidate, Sue Stenhouse, about her run for statewide office. AR: What do you believe is the most glaring problem currently within the Secretary of State’s office? SS: First and foremost, this Office has been lacking a dedicated leader for four years. Without a…

Sure, EB is laying off…but we’ve got more slots! II: Achorn Chimes In

By Marc Comtois | December 13, 2005 |

In Sure, EB is laying off…but we’ve got more slots!, I contrasted two headlines that seemed to sum up the current state of RI economic development. It was more of an attempt at saracasm than substance. Well, ProJo columnist Edward Achorn also noticed the contrast and has written on the topic. Last Wednesday, two fairly…

Good (under-reported) Economic News

By Marc Comtois | January 12, 2005 | Comments Off on Good (under-reported) Economic News

Noel Sheppard at Tech Central Station has provided a roundup of good economic news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (the Establishment Survey) . . . the preliminary data . . . show a gain of 157,000 non-farm workers for the month, bringing the total increase for 2004 to 2.2 million. This is the…

Managed {noun}

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 29, 2004 | Comments Off on Managed {noun}

Apologies for the unexpected absence. I’ll be back blogging in-force this week. For now, let me leave you with a quick thought. Instapundit last week referenced a New York Times article involving plagarism problems with “managed books” (books where the person listed as author delegated significant portions of the actual writing to research assistants). I…

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