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Can Cicilline’s apology clear the decks?

This week, Providence mayor-turned-Congressman David Cicilline appeared on WPRI-TV to apologize.
Mea Culpa
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 13, 2012

After another dismal poll, Cicilline’s (narrow) path to victory

Another week, another God-awful poll for freshman Congressman David Cicilline. The latest: a WPRI-TV-commissioned survey that found voters favoring Republican challenger Brendan Doherty 49 to 34 percent in a head-to-head matchup.
Survey Says
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 02, 2012

The uncertain future of Rhode Island media

The endless, anguished debate over how to deliver local news in the Age of the Internet has not reached anything like a satisfying conclusion.
Breaking news or broken news?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 02, 2011