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Recently, the University of Rhode Island hosted representatives from many of Rhode Island’s top manufacturing companies to recognize National Manufacturing Day. The range of products represented … more
Recently, Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist gave her State of Education address to the Rhode Island joint legislature. She presented a picture of increased federal funding and technology … more
From the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket to modern submarine production at Quonset Point, the manufacturing sector has always been central to Rhode Island’s economy. Unfortunately, we’ve seen more … more
Somebody once said that there’s only a handful of basic stories in the world, and that novelists and playwrights and movie scriptwriters keep telling these few stories again and again. They change … more
Recently, I had the pleasure to meet William from West Warwick, a fifth grader at Deering Middle School who taught me a few things about a catapult and other robotics gadgets he has been building … more
The 38 Studios fiasco continues to haunt the citizens of Rhode Island. What started out as a bad decision continues to get worse. The question facing us is, what to do now?   Some politicians … more
I love old movies. One of my favorites is “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” It’s the story of an idealistic young man, Jimmy Stewart, who goes to Washington, D.C., as a new legislator. He’s a … more
There’s a big difference between a Chihuahua and a husky. For the former, 30 degrees Fahrenheit would be excruciating. For the latter, it would seem like a warm spring day. That’s why the … more
Didn’t get enough gardening in this season? Don’t worry; there is still time to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs this fall and winter. Purchase transplants and seeds that will grow and … more
Millions of Americans were shocked to hear that 63-year-old Robin Williams died from an apparent suicide. While it was well known that he had a history of severe depression and years of alcohol and … more
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