April 3, 2021

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Council prez on double-dipping finance director: ‘This wasn’t a good story for the town’

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — North Providence Town Council President Dino Autiello said Friday the council is going to take a closer look at its finance director’s controversial compensation after a Target 12 investigation revealed she has been taking home two salaries for multiple years.

Target 12 reported Thursday that Maria Vallee, the longtime town controller, has been serving as finance director since at least 2018 — without giving up her salary as controller. The two paychecks, combined with a longevity bonus and retroactive pay tied to her continued membership in the municipal union, pushed Vallee’s pay to a grand

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‘Generation’: The Personal Story Behind the Finale (Guest Column)

“This entire episode is a nod to our theme of chosen family,” teen co-creator Zelda Barnz writes for The Hollywood Reporter.  

[This story contains spoilers from the part one finale of HBO Max’s Generation.]

The birth storyline has been the start of every single episode, and throughout part one our timeline inches closer and closer to the day of Delilah’s (Lukita Maxwell) baby’s birth. I think we always knew we wanted real closure for Delilah by the end of part one.

We didn’t want to leave anything ambiguous or open-ended; we wanted to tell this story of a teenager

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The dumbest financial story of 2021.

If you, like me, are a casual consumer of financial news, many of 2021’s biggest stories have felt dumb, even by our increasingly high standards for things to feel dumb.

GameStop’s stock exploded for reasons unconnected to its underlying business, nosedived when a stock trading app decided to lock out its devoted customers from trading that hugely popular security, then rose again later. Something called a SPAC has become all the rage in mergers and acquisitions. What is a SPAC? Well, it’s nothing—a blank check inside of a shell, more or less. But then Alex Rodriguez or Paul Ryan (they

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Back to business: Let us tell your story | Local News

As a leading provider of news, information and advertising solutions in Southeast Wisconsin, I am excited to announce the launch of our Back to Business initiative.

This program provides the ultimate opportunity for our local businesses to tell their story, in their words, through branded content, video, digital display and print.

As our local economy reemerges stronger than ever from the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to partner with our local business community to build the future, one success story at a time.

This program comes on the heels of our highly successful Local Marketing

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Biden press aide resigns over threatening to ‘destroy’ reporter pursuing personal story

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The White House said Saturday it has accepted the resignation of a staffer who allegedly threatened to “destroy” a reporter who was asking about his personal life.

White House Deputy Spokesman TJ Ducklo was originally suspended for one week without pay, but now the administration of President Joe Biden has accepted his resignation, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

According to Vanity Fair magazine, Ducklo called Politico reporter Tara Palmeri after she began asking questions about his months-old personal relationship with a reporter from Politico rival Axios, Alexi McCammond.

“I

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