Rob Smith

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The Kids Are All Right
September 5, 2018 No Commentby

The Kids Are All Right

Next week is the biggest political day in Rhody politics; the primary election. In a state long dominated by the ...

RI has a Housing Crisis
August 15, 2018 No Commentby

RI has a Housing Crisis

The proposed Hope Point Tower has captured the radical imaginations of PVD residents, but the issue has, in fact, overshadowed a ...

RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time
August 1, 2018 No Commentby

RI Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Time

Workers in Rhody who live in fear of getting sick or needing a day off just got a big dose ...

Women Enter the Democratic Race
July 18, 2018 No Commentby

Women Enter the Democratic Race

A spectre looms over the RI Democratic Party right now that might have the establishment trembling — the spectre of ...

AG Candidate Peter Neronha:
July 5, 2018 No Commentby

AG Candidate Peter Neronha: “There’s More Work to Be Done”

Last week, I had a conversation with Peter Neronha, fourth generation Jamestown native, graduate of North Kingstown High School and ...

Fill Your Weekends with Festivals
June 6, 2018 No Commentby

Fill Your Weekends with Festivals

Sun’s out, festival’s out. In Li’l Rhody, there’s always something to do outside, and this time of year that means ...

Getting Car Insurance in Li'l Rhody
May 2, 2018 No Commentby

Getting Car Insurance in Li’l Rhody

If you drive in Li’l Rhody, you gotta have car insurance. In a state that ranks toward the bottom of ...

What do the Slave Trade and Your Favorite Drink Have in Common?
April 4, 2018 No Commentby

What do the Slave Trade and Your Favorite Drink Have in Common?

Rum. No other liquor has stronger connotations of tropical paradises, lofty sea breezes and thanks to certain movie franchises, pirates. ...

investiGATE -- Left in the Dark: Criticism Surging on National Grid
March 14, 2018 No Commentby

investiGATE — Left in the Dark: Criticism Surging on National Grid

Recent wind and snow storms have left more than 100,000 Rhode Islanders without power already this month. Of the eight ...

investiGATE: Crumbling RI Schools Affect Student Health
February 14, 2018 No Commentby

investiGATE: Crumbling RI Schools Affect Student Health

The year started dramatically for some Rhode Islanders. Students in Warwick and Cranston were sent home from school in January ...