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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 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
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
“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 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 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 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 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 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
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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