EXETER, R.I. — Anyone who walks through the Tomaquag Museum’s entrance will quickly learn that the museum is the antithesis of a white-centric, Colonial-New England narrative. It tells the story not of the houses that cluster the Northeast, but of the people on whose land those houses were built.
PROVIDENCE — The solution to this complex societal issue doesn’t lie with increasing police presence, outlawing panhandling and keeping the less fortunate out of Kennedy Plaza. In fact, laws and policies designed to criminalize and demean poverty and homelessness only perpetuate the real problem: a growing chasm between the rich and poor that is slowly ripping society apart.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — After seven months of silence and gritting their teeth, the Town Council finally said what it wanted all along: “No new power plant.” By unanimous vote, council members stated what they had been hearing from residents for more than a year: the Clear River Energy Center presents untold health and environmental harm to their community.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — A program to buy local farmland is drawing both fear and hope among Rhode Island’s farm community, and has grabbed the attention of conservative activists, who call it a "government land grab."
WARWICK, R.I. — On Sept. 21 the public got its first chance to tell the Energy Facilities Siting Board what it thought of the recent release of 12 advisory opinions, the state and local assessments that will inform the board for its decision to accept or deny the $700 million fossil-fuel project proposed for Burrillville.
National retailers are welcomed with great fanfare, but those who trumpeted their arrival go into hiding when these "super" stores are abandoned and their fields of concrete left to inundate local waters with polluted stormwater runoff.