ARLENE VIOLET - Legislators revert to old tricks

After the parade of good government groups like Operation Clean Government, Reform 92, Government Accountability Project and Common Cause, it is discouraging to witness the General Assembly revert to... more

JUSTIN KATZ - R.I. government takes ‘harmful thinking’ approach to budget

In a proposed state budget of $9,559,137,600, a new tax of $4,819,500 hardly registers. A number in the millions barely changes the appearance of a number in the billions. The state plans to take... more

Letters to the Editor

Dias: Draft charter should be the foundation for the Home Rule document

Finally, after 103 years without one, there seems to be broad agreement that Scituate needs to join the other 38 cities and towns who have a governing document that defines the roles, duties, and... more

Loiselle: Voters should participate in Home Rule Charter process

I have never written to The Valley Breeze, but felt the need to write, since after reading the letter in the June 14-20 issue written by Sharon Johnson, “Charter Commission found consensus, now goes... more

McClure: Support committed Scituate Home Rule candidates

Scituate residents will go to the polls on June 28 to vote: 1) “yes” or “no” on a proposal to establish a Home Rule Charter Commission and 2) to select nine members for the commission. It’s... more

Jimmy Fund thanks Forgets

Jimmy Fund Golf extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the Jason Forget Memorial Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament held on June 15 at Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence.... more

Why is the city of Woonsocket denying my request for a handicapped parking spot?

I have been embattled with city officials since sending a request to establish a handicapped parking spot in front of my residence. I am handicapped and utilize a mobile scooter to get around. Added... more

Residents urged to be vigilant in choosing mayor

It seems that the School Committee has decided to circumvent the system in place by filling the Town Council ranks with committee members and sympathizers. Now Jeff Mutter is running for mayor. If... more

Thank you to all who supported ‘Let’s Give Donna a Lift’

On June 9, Mercymount Country Day School and Mount Saint Charles Academy united to organize a fundraiser to benefit our friend and colleague, Donna Guevremont. Diagnosed with ALS, Donna has been... more

Consider children’s school experience versus politics

My name is Lisa Raftery and I am resident of Lincoln with four school-aged children. I was beyond disappointed to hear that as a district we were unable to retain Mr. Mellon for the middle school... more

Murray: I completely disagree with council budget

Dear residents of the town of Cumberland, as you may know, during our recent budget hearings I proposed a budget that provided the town’s schools with approximately $1 million in new funding, while... more

Sisson pleads with Prata to help reopen Memorial

Dear Chairwoman Lynch Prata, as fire chief of the city of Pawtucket, I write in support of Senate bills 2953 and 2954 regarding hospital conversions and payment incentives. Thank you for allowing me... more

St. Germain: A call to end transfer station plan

The residents of Fairlawn, the Providence City Council and the North Providence Town Council, along with businesses, community organizations, and many local politicians stand united against a plan... more