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Ted Kennedy's real record

When a 32-year incumbent seeks re-election, there is a long and well-documented record that can be examined. So it's disconcerting to note that admit all the miles of newsprint and videotape that have been expended covering the US Senate campaign, littl
A note on the 32-year-incumbent's accomplishments
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009
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Rhode Island at a crossroads

Among the hundred young people at a recent State House rally was a 17-year-old high school student, who could find himself in one of two places — either in college or homeless — a year from now.
This year’s budget could signal a major shift in the state’s underlying principles
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  April 25, 2007

Readers' pick: Nonprofit group

Health care is a touchy subject right now, which is why the people at Network Health are working to make things a little bit easier for low-income families.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007
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Get Real

Scotland has its Lock Ness Monster. And Rhode Island has its Welfare Out-of-State Interloper.  
Guess what? RI isn’t a welfare magnet
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  January 31, 2007

Letters to the Portland Editor, February 24, 2006

Lance Tapley is my hero; he has the guts to reveal the stories of the abuse and oppression of the poor, disabled and elderly once again.
Readers fire back on the issues of oppression of the poor and elderly, Governor Baldacci's re-election plan, and Woody Allen's Match Point
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  February 23, 2006