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By ROBERT HOUGHTALING A significant portion of my job is working with young people regarding leadership, problem solving and critical thinking. These skills can help prepare students become more capable citizens. I wrote this article shortly after a High more
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 KEN WAGNER, Ph.D. In Rhode Island, we are changing what it means to graduate ready for college and career success. Next week, Shelby Kosiver starts her senior year of high school at Ponaganset High School, but her resume already looks like that of a more
By BOB SWEENEY Students will soon be returning to classrooms and our concerns should be to provide a safe and protected environment for their learning experience. Over the past couple of years most of the effort for their safety has been focus on 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
“The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a person is isolation.”—Sukarno, Indonesian PresidentUpon entering a Domino’s franchise I discovered I had a minor problem: I … more
By TIM McCANDLESS My three older brothers and I grew up in Scouting and became Eagle Scouts in the `'70s and early '80s. My sister, Marjorie, loved Scouting, too. She wanted to be a Scout but was not permitted to participate. Regrettably, she missed out more
By GLENN MOLLETTE I had my fourth colonoscopy recently. The best part of the procedure is when it's over. Honestly, it's not that big of a deal, but it's always easier to say that when it's over! When I was in my gown five minutes before the test I more
By REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCKI The fact that Boston is on the short list" for the new Amazon headquarters raises the following question for Rhode Island - how can we prepare to benefit if the company does land an hour north of us? This is not a new" more
By COLLEEN PETERS and PETER MELANSON Drones are the new iPhone. Everyone has to have one. Whether you are an extreme sport enthusiast, travel photography nerd, or a business owner, they can provide an extraordinary birds-eye-view and first-class more
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