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With a looming change in the executive editor's post at The Providence Journal, the paper's publisher warned Thursday that layoffs may result if a new buyout offer doesn't attract enough participation.

Reporter John Hill, president of the Providence Newspaper Guild, said ProJo Publisher Janet Hasson shared the news during a staff meeting in which executive editor Dave Butler's departure was announced.

Hill said some well-known reporters could be among those taking the latest buyout. "I've been hearing a lot of interest from the [Guild] membership," he said.

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Congrats to old friend C.J. `Chris’ Chivers of the New York Times, a former Providence Journal reporter, for winning a 2017 Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor.

Chivers, who lives in South Kingstown with his wife Suzanne Keating, also a fine journalist and former ProJo reporter, and their five children, won the coveted award for a December, 2016 profile of a 24-year old Marine Corps veteran of Afghanistan with PTSD and his difficulties reentering U.S. society after he mustered out of the service.

More boisterous times in state and national politics. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Alisha Pina, a member of The Providence Journal's Statehouse bureau, a long-serving staffer, and the only reporter of color on the ProJo's staff, is leaving the newspaper.

Pina is working her last day for the statewide daily on Friday.

On Twitter, Pina said she is becoming spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services.

Winter will fade away one of these days, right? In the meanwhile, we can celebrate St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day while continuing to plumb the depths of Rhode Island politics. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

March bursts upon the scene with a blast of cold air, as lawmakers return to Smith Hill and the political pot keeps bubbling. Thanks for stopping by for my weekend column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Happy weekend! Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

After a quick jaunt out of town, your humble correspondent is back in the Biggest Little. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your comments and tips are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and best wishes to all for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

So I’m reading my Boston Globe sports page this a.m. when I spied Chad Finn’s sports media column and I almost tossed up in my Cheerios: CSN is cutting old friend and great baseball analyst Sean McAdam, along with veteran Boston sports guru Bob Neumeier.

Trump-world continues to assemble before our eyes, even as America prepares to pause next week for Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Ever wonder why presidential candidates should release their tax returns? RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay offers some views from a distinctly Rhode Island perspective.

Happy Weekend, and thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Tuesday's (predictably) low-turnout primary (surprisingly) punched above its weight in offering a lot of grist for the political mill. So let's get right to it, after the obligatory reminder that your tips and comments are welcome, and that you can follow me through the week on the twitters.

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Edward Fitzpatrick, who has been The Providence Journal's political columnist since 2008, is leaving to become the director of media and public relations for Roger Williams University.

The change is effective October 5.

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