TOM WARD - Are R.I. leaders ‘stealing’ Hasbro from Pawtucket?

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Does anyone want to help Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien keep toy giant Hasbro in the city? Probably not. That’s likely why all the lofty words coming from Gov. Gina Raimondo and the state’s Commerce... more

ARLENE VIOLET - As usual, incivility wins!

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Most people concede that incivility has reached epidemic proportions. In fact, many complain that the lack of civility has stymied efforts to achieve viable solutions to the nation’s – and, indeed,... more

Letters to the Editor

City’s House delegation let us down

Pawtucket’s state Rep. Mary Messier should be thanked for her vote against Rep. Nicholas Mattiello as House speaker. Among other issues, she made a point not to support Mattiello considering he was... more

Cipriano thanks voters

My sincerest thanks to all the Smithfield residents who voted to re-elected me to another four-year term on the Smithfield School Committee. Thank you to everyone who helped support me throughout the... more

Beauregard apologizes for Nike ban ruckus

To say that I have learned a lot over the past two months would be an understatement. When I made a decision to publicly condemn a corporation that I felt minimalized the importance of law... more

North Smithfield should push for more ethics in donations

In his Oct. 31 letter published in The Valley Breeze, Mr. Tony Guertin attempted to deflect attention from his political ally’s decision to accept a total of $1,100 in donations from 11 attorneys,... more

CumberlandFest in jeopardy; Diamond Hill meeting Nov. 26

CumberlandFest is showing its age. Twenty-eight years is an incredible run. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of its all-volunteer staff, the support of local businesses, and of the community,... more

Marszalkowski thanks supporters

Now that election day has passed, I want to thank my family, friends, volunteers and voters for their strong support. We organized a positive and issues-based campaign and I am grateful for their... more