Category Archives: Opinion

Joanne Giannini: It’s Back…the car tax phase out promise

Joanne Giannini: It’s Back…the car tax phase out promise

Joanne Giannini says there is no fair way to lower the car taxes in our state because every municipality pays a different amount on their assessed vehicles. The only fair way is to eliminate the car tax completely with a car tax phase out program.MORE

Dave Kane: California Deja Vu

Dave Kane: California Deja Vu

There are hundreds of questions I could ask. But, I already know the answer. Nobody really cares. Oh the relatives of the victims do. The mother of the youngest victim, the 17 year old boy, does. MORE

OPINION: Post-election thoughts at Thanksgiving

OPINION: Post-election thoughts at Thanksgiving

A Sunday hymn before Thanksgiving reminded me that “every day is a day of thanksgiving; God’s been so good to me; Every day, he’s blessing me.” It is with this thought that I will continue to ponder the presidential election and rise above the fray, being fully aware that a house (or nation) divided cannot stand.MORE

Joanne Giannini: Trump’s Flynn pick could be good for Rhode Island

Joanne Giannini: Trump’s Flynn pick could be good for Rhode Island

by Joanne Giannini President elect Donald Trump has chosen Rhode Island’s own retired Lt. General Michael Flynn to be his national security advisor. If you are a political junkie like me, you might have seen that in Donald Trump’s speech election night that Flynn was one of the first people thanked by Trump for his…MORE

OPINION- Doreen Costa: Troubled by response to Trump’s election win

OPINION- Doreen Costa: Troubled by response to Trump’s election win

Following this year’s Presidential election, what I see in response to President-elect Trump’s win is beyond troublesome. To witness protesters burn our beautiful American flag on live television, block traffic, break storefront glass on business owners, burn and flip cars, because their candidate lost, is disgusting and is certainly NOT the American way.MORE