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To the Editor: My dealer is very concerned about the current direction Rhode Island is heading with regards to marijuana legalization. Obviously he cannot speak for himself for fear of his personal safety, so he has asked me to reach out on his behalf. He is actually a staunch advocate of keeping marijuana illegal, which might surprise people. Currently he makes about $160,000 every year, tax-free of course, and before decriminalization passed he made more than $200,000. If legalization moves forward, he could see his income shrink even more. more
The phrase “public school teacher” conjures myriad conflicting images and memories, depending on our personal experiences. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin last week announced that the Manville Fire District was ordered by a Superior Court justice to pay $5,000 for “willfully or knowingly violating” the state’s Open Meetings Act. more
On the surface, the Rhode Island business community looks like a big winner in new House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s ascension to what many regard as the most powerful political office in the state. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts are both in line to receive funds from a national settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp. for abuses over mortgage foreclosures and servicing standards. more
PROVIDENCE – A New York-based law firm will be banned from doing business in Rhode Island as mortgage foreclosure consultants, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced. more
PROVIDENCE – Donoghue Barrett & Singal announced last week that Stephen F. Del Sesto has joined its Providence office as a partner, a move that marks a “major expansion of the scope and depth of its legal services.” more
BOSTON – Massachusetts charities that hire professional solicitors received an average of 34 percent of the proceeds collected during charitable campaigns in 2012, according to a report released last week by Attorney General Martha Coakley. more
Nearly one in four people around the world use social media today, according to a 2013 report by eMarketer. Social media’s surge in popularity has caused a sea change in how people act and behave, as well as the image they portray, whether intentionally or not. more
The TV landscape in Rhode Island is going to change as result of the proposed merger of Media General, owner of WJAR-TV NBC 10, and Providence-based LIN Media LLC, owner of WPRI-TV CBS 12 and operator of WNAC-TV Fox 64. One of the stations is expected to get a new owner due to federal regulations that in most cases prevent ownership of more than one station in the same market. more
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