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By KEN WAGNER An open letter to parents: The end of the school year is upon us and students across the state are looking forward to sleeping late, basking in the sunshine, and splashing into swimming pools. Another necessity on that list of summer 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 SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN Several years ago, Rhode Island adopted a rigorous, innovative procedure to appoint its judges based on merit. This rigorous process is called the Judicial Nominating Process. The Judicial Nominating Commission was established 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 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 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 HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. Ever evolving, the country was built by Indigenous People, slaves, immigrants, religious seekers, those looking for fortune and the forcibly absorbed (Mexicans for example). We are an extremely unique more
By GARY SASSE A system of checks and balances functions best when people on opposite sides of an issue are capable of compromise. For the last decade, hyper-partisanship, not problem-solving, has characterized American governance. Alice Rivlin, former 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 JOSEPH CROWLEY Top of the first, Jonesy was looking for a signal. Runners on first and second. A passed ball -both runners advance. Now first was open so a double play wasn't a concern. With two on and one out, he could be looking for a squeeze bunt more
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