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Amid the turmoil surrounding the upcoming closure of multiple schools in our community, it is refreshing to learn of a school providing new opportunities for its students, particularly in areas of … 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 is time for bold new goals and dramatic changes in the way we deliver healthcare in Rhode Island. Today, while the vast majority of Rhode Island residents have healthcare coverage the combined … more
I am the Clifford in the so called “Clifford case,” and I am one of 177 individuals who have filed suit against the state of Rhode Island. I worked as a high school teacher for over 30 years, and … more
In a commentary published recently in this and other newspapers, Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, “told the truth” about high-stakes testing … more
Whether or not you set New Year’s Resolutions, it’s hard not to think about healthy (or not-so-healthy) habits in January. Countless articles, experts and even commercials remind us to get … more
The issue of legalizing marijuana will soon be heard, once again, at the RI State House. This controversial concern has initiated a number of conversations involving leaders in the medical, legal, … more
Acceptance People teach acceptance People say we, as kids, need to love People even have the nerve to say they understand But what do they really know Because they are not us, The … more
Gov. Chafee signs registration papers in the …
I was elected to public office 26 years ago, as a city councilman in Warwick. I was grateful to the voters for trusting a Republican to look after my mostly Democratic constituents, and I always … more
DMV COMPUTER SYSTEM WORSE THAN OBAMACARE’S:  We were all amazed that the U.S. Government, as large as it is and with as much of our money as it spends, couldn’t put together a simple computer … more
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