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Whenever you read something about how “our infrastructure is falling apart,” you probably picture potholes in the road, rundown sidewalks or rusted out bridges that are in need of repair. But, … more
The “zone of proximal development” is the difference between a student’s  developmental level and his or her potential growth after a period of instruction. Every teacher should understand … more
Editor’s note: Jacob Marrocco, who has worked this summer as assistant sports editor, attended Tuesday’s School Committee meeting. Here’s how he viewed what took place. As I looked around … more
Although tax season is over, scam artists are still ramping up efforts to defraud taxpayers. With an influx of complaints from local consumers, including several employees of the Office of Attorney … more
By HERB WEISS Planning for your golden years is key to aging gracefully. But, according to a new national survey looking at experiences and attitudes, most aging Boomers and seniors do not feel … more
The 2015 legislative session was another meaningful year for our state’s veterans. I am very proud of all of the bills passed to honor our state’s veterans for the sacrifices so that we as … more
“I have never heard of 33 percent [raises] to be given to anyone…” “There were great candidates that we couldn’t move forward ... just because the salary made it a … more
Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were just completed. This trade agreement, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy, has been negotiated in secret for several years … more
I always knew Pop-Pop was a Marine; it was just as much a part of who he was as being my grandfather. Ken Johnson jokes that he’s not home when I visit, preaches nothing is worth doing if it … more
The United States Department of Transportation ranks Rhode Island last – 50th out of 50 states – in bridge quality. Everyone agrees that we have to fix the bridges across RI, approximately one in … more
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