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Buddy’s Sauce — Serve With RICOtta

Attention Eastside Marketplace — shouldn’t this be stocked in the twice-convicted felon aisle? Because your decent law-abiding pasta customers don’t think these jars belong on the same planet as Newman’s Own. The Associated Press broke the story last month questioning the claim on the label of Buddy’s pasta sauce that sales are “Benefiting Providence School […]

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Governor Must Veto Offensive License Plate

For a comprehensive report on what the general assembly did and did not get done in the legislative session ending late Wednesday night read the Providence Journal’s “Mixed reviews on 2013 legislative session.” Among the bills that failed: bans on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines; reinstatement of Ethics Commission power over legislators; elimination of the

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More Layoffs At ProJo In November

With an eye to cutting costs by $1.2 million, Providence Journal managers will proceed with layoffs in November. Ian Donnis at WRNI spoke with Newspaper Guild President John Hill, He says ProJo managers are determining which positions in news and advertising will be eliminated. Once those decisions are announced in November, Hill says, employees will be

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Can We Really Gamble Our Way To Prosperity

The Rhode Island Senate has approved a measure that would add the Newport Grand to an upcoming November ballot asking voters if Twin River should be allowed to add table games such as blackjack and poker. Passage in the House is expected. Add to the many good reasons for resisting casino expansion in Rhode Island

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What Part Of E’en Don’t You Understand

Rhode Island Rep. Donald Lally (D- Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown) has submitted legislation to change the date of Halloween from October 31st to the last Saturday of October (Halloween is by definition the evening before All Hallows Day). In writing for The Providence Journal, Philip Marcelo correctly sought the opinion of an expert, John

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