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  • Modifications in maintenance practices helping drivers get more from their vehicle

    We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
  • Four vying for three seats on Lyons Township High School Board

    Candidates for Lyons Township High School District 204 Board agree possible changes to state funding are the greatest challenges facing the district. Possible changes include a shift of funding to lower income districts and asking school districts to...
  • The Harbor Report: More about the moorings (and money)

    The talk around the harbor over the last month has been all about the moorings. I can picture city staff members saying to themselves, "Just when I thought we were out, they pulled us back in," which is a little different from the "Godfather" movie quote....
  • Last defendant in pension lawsuit agrees to settle

    The final defendant in the legal fight over the state's 2011 landmark public pension system overhaul agreed Wednesday to settle. The board that oversees the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island, which provides retirement allowances for state...
  • Religious ad, hate and medicaid: Letters

    Religious ad, hate and medicaid: Letters
    Religious ad inappropriate I had long ago decided not to patronize any Hobby Lobby stores, ever again. Now I can also write off Hemispheres and Mardel Stores (whoever they are). Their obviously evangelical, overblown, full-page ad for their brand of...
  • Ambulance referendum leads in Antioch, too close to call in township

    Ambulance referendum leads in Antioch, too close to call in township
    Reversing course from November's failed referendum for a new property tax to fund ambulances services, 57 percent of voters in the village of Antioch responded Tuesday with votes in favor, according to unofficial results from the Lake County Clerk's...
  • Path to finalizing pension deal still faces hurdles

    Before a deal can be finalized to resolve years of legal wrangling over Rhode Island's landmark public pension system overhaul, a court, lawmakers and the plaintiffs must sign off on it. Last week the state struck a deal with most of the public sector...
  • Lake County voters to weigh in on referendums Tuesday

    When voters throughout Lake County head to the polls Tuesday, they'll be asked to weigh in on a number of local referendums seeking approval to bring in new money for government expenses ranging from ambulance service in Antioch to replacing outdated fire...
  • New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages

    New on the menu at McDonald's: Higher wages
    Generally speaking, thinking about a burger and fries is fun, while thinking about the Federal Reserve is kinda dull. Here's a chance to combine topics into a happy meal of sorts: McDonald's plan to raise the minimum wage for certain workers is smart...
  • 5 Savage truths about inflation

    5 Savage truths about inflation
    No one seems worried about inflation today. The symptom of inflation is rising prices, which doesn't seem to be happening -- except perhaps for medical services and college expenses. But inflation is specifically a money issue: more money pushing prices...
  • Investors rage as interest rates rise

    As we close out the first quarter of the year, it appears that some have entered the third stage of the psychological condition known as "investor angst" (IA). This malady's primary symptom causes overarching worry about how every holding in an investment...