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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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End Marathon Mania

My original complaint regarding last Sunday’s idiotic Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon was the 7am “rock” music scheduled at several locations along the route. But now that I read about the environmental assault inflicted by this hideous California event promoter I realize this event was not just a huge inconvenience but caused permanent environmental harm to …

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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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