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By MAUREEN MARTIN As Women's History Month comes to an end, it is a time to honor the outstanding achievements of women throughout history and celebrate the work that remains ongoing through various movements and organizations. One such movement, more
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 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 GEORGE NARDONE Rhode Island is stuck and it is becoming harder to retain our resident tax base, let alone maintain and grow programs and services in our stagnant economy. It is time for the 0.5-percent sales tax cut that was promised by our more
By Rosetta Desrosiers Although a British Colony, Rhode Island was, for the most part free to sail the seas in search of trade. Thus, many a merchant's wealth was made importing from the Orient goods for which the settlers spent. But England yearned more
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