May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Opinion

One Step Towards Easing Economy

To the Editor:  Rhode Island, once again, has an opportunity to address its greatest need, jobs and the economy.  A group of investors, led by local entrepreneur Joseph Paolino, has presented an offer to purchase and upgrade the Newport Gra More...

Just Lipstick On a Pig

To the Editor:  Since I'm already on the record as being opposed to expanding the slots to full gambling, I ask you to seriously consider not asking the general assembly to modify state law concerning siting or even putting the issue on the Nove More...

Beware: Another New Tax

To the Editor:  Effective June 1, the State of Rhode Island will institute a new tax on the sale of latex paints. More...

Parents, Take a Hard Look at Facts on Marijuana

To the Editor:  Any medical doctor in his or her right mind will tell you, "There is no such thing as medical marijuana."  More...

Setting a Level Playing Field for All

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Casino Expansion Means Jobs

To the Editor:  The landscape of economic development and the creation of new jobs in the State of Rhode Island have been very dismal. This can be turned around given the right opportunities for the State.  More...

Moral Obligation Double Standards

To the Editor:   The following is a piece I read regarding the 38 Studios debacle. I think it should be required reading for all Rhode Islanders. Maggie Bulmer  Middletown   More...

Opportunity for Development

To the Editor:  The way I see it… The futures looks bright. As an employee of over 11 years I am excited at the prospect of new owners willing to spend $40 million upgrading our facility and investing in the Newport community.  More...

Tired of Tax Increases

To the Editor:  Rather than floating bonds, we would like to read about the ways in which our city savings have allowed us to go ahead with necessary projects without incurring debt. A bond costs us taxpayers a great deal to service. More...

Let's Allow for Evolution

To the Editor:  Regarding the “Hot Topics” addressed in the May 22 issue of Newport This Week I have these thoughts:  More...