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A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. That … more
In 2013 I searched for something that would be of special interest to me, since I retired in 2011, and felt that I needed something to peak my interests and offer me something in return. Upon … more
I cannot understand all of the complaining regarding the PARCC Test, Common Core Standards and graduation requirements. I am especially concerned with some ideas promulgated by those who minimize the … 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
PETER AND HIS MENTEES: Peter Koch is flanked by …
By NICK GIFFORD I am beyond saddened by the passing of one of my biggest role models in life, Peter A. Koch. I first met Peter in 1997, when I was only 10. I had lost my father that year and … more
It never fails to strike me when I hear from a business owner about the trouble he or she is having finding qualified employees to fill job openings. The skills gap is not a problem Rhode Island is … more
The editor and I have been discussing a writing project for this newspaper, and, in the meantime, I have been allotted this space for my thoughts on various state issues, of which there are … more
Sometimes you may just pick up a good book to read, especially during a storm when the Governor’s call for a State of Emergency three days ago because of the blizzard. Yes, being homebound because … more
“Following the rules is not easy.” — Today’s Parent It doesn’t matter that the New England Patriots deflated their footballs during Sunday’s game against the … more
In politics, the public’s lasting perception of a particular official can be forever changed by a spin of a weather vane and a politician’s reaction to it. Throughout American history, and more … more
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