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By KELLY BURKE Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, FM Global As summer comes to an end and fall quickly approaches, does your lawn look like a beautiful golf course, or like many homeowners, does it look like a dustbowl, choked with drying weeds? As 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
On Manufacturing Day, a national celebration designed to inspire America’s next generation of makers, it’s important to share the facts – and dispel some myths – about … more
By ELLEN WILSON When you think about your health, it's easy to focus only on physical health with regular check-ups, dental cleanings, healthy eating and exercise. Equally important, however, is to think about your mental health and overall wellness to more
Last night I went to Summer’s End. This morning I watched the funeral of Senator John McCain. Both, though quite different, speak to the importance of community, spirit and hope. I have waited more … more
By ANDREW R. CAMPANELLA Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your more
By GLORIA QUINN In the 2018 legislative session, something wonderful happened. A policy was proposed, the public responded and made its position heard, and our state leaders listened and responded by addressing the policy collaboratively. The policy in more
By HERB WEISS Over a week ago, AARP Travel released the long-awaited results of its annual travel trend survey, examining travel behaviors across generations, looking at expectations and planning among Baby Boomers (ages 54 to 72), Gen Xers (38 to 53), 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
By KEVIN O'BRIEN Let's acknowledge the irrefutable: Child abuse is insidious and arises from circumstances that repel the sympathy and understanding of all. The recent grand jury report from Pennsylvania has reopened the wound and the history of the more
By ROBERT L. CAROTHERS I had retired after 18 years as the president of the University of Rhode Island when I discovered College Unbound (CU). While new to me, the college had been open for nearly a decade, a child of Big Picture Learning. BPL has been more
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