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By BOB HOUGHTALING Who would have thought 30 years ago that one day children would need to be taught how to play? Who would have thought that strategies were necessary to help kids talk with each other, remain focused and relax? We are presently in the more
By LAUREN H. CARSON and DAWN EUER The public has a right to know all of the available information when it comes to their safety. The crisis last week with the gas system on Aquidneck Island is no exception. More than 10,000 of our Newport constituents, more
By HERB WEISS Almost two weeks ago, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo formally unveiled her $9.9-billion budget proposal to the Rhode Island General Assembly. The House and Senate finance committees will begin the task of holding hearings on budget plan, more
By PETER ROTHSTEIN The General Assembly has a unique opportunity this session to pass legislation that is both pro-business and good for the environment. Companion bills pending in the House and Senate (H.5775, S.760) would allow companies to access more
By FRANK A. CICCONE Our society has changed, and the demographics of our population, especially in our schools, are no longer adequately served by the old model of language instruction and education. Our global economy and society requires multi-lingual more
“What’s the accent like?” an old friend back in California asked when I moved to Rhode Island two years ago. I pondered this for a moment and replied that it seemed to be a cross between a … more
By MADDALENA CIRIGNOTTA Rhode Island Department of Health has once again introduced legislation via Rhode Island lawmakers to legally data mine every person in our state. RIDOH proposes to expand KIDSNET, a mandatory medical tracking system for all more
By KEN WAGNER Rushie Vilane from the Woonsocket P-TECH program plans to be the first in her family to go to college. Christopher Bove from Middletown High School called the PrepareRI Internship the most rewarding experience of his life. Thanks to her more
By LAUREN H. CARSON For several years, I have been working within the General Assembly, and with the Division of Taxation and local municipalities, on efforts to fairly, safely regulate short-term rentals offered by third-party hosting platforms such as more
By SENATOR JAMES C. SHEEHAN There are few professionals whose dedication and knowledge can match that of our physicians. Doctors should be respected and supported for that professionalism, especially since we literally put our lives in their hands. In more
By JOHN McGOUGH Pockets of our country are experiencing a significant up tick in the number of measles cases. Measles is not a harmless childhood illness. It is actually a highly contagious, dangerous disease that can even be deadly. But measles is also more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Rhode Island rushed to adopt a new educational assessment, RICAS, patterned after Massachusetts' MCAS. The scores came in. Rhode Island students did not do nearly as well as their Massachusetts peers. Everyone rushed to a negative more
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