Opinion

Staying on topic...and on time

Monday night's City Council meeting was sure to take the bloom off the rose for those dreaming of serving the public. The performance might also go a long way in explaining why some incumbents aren't seeking re-election. There was a larger than customary

We must ensure standardized tests don't crowd out teaching, learning

To the Editor: I am writing to publicly applaud Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner's recent decision on sparing 10th and 11th graders from Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. Commissioner Wagner

Tips in staying healthy during summer vacation

Summer is here, and for many in New England, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year

Green energy sector a bright spot in RI economy

When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? It means putting wind turbines, solar arrays and small-scale renewable energy …

Letters

We must ensure standardized tests don't crowd out teaching, learning

To the Editor: I am writing to publicly applaud Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner's recent decision on sparing 10th and 11th graders from Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. Commissioner Wagner
Columns

Justifying the unjustifiable: Killing America's finest

Throughout American history, police officers have stood as the barrier against societal anarchy. Most men and women who wear a shield do so to protect us and to stand for the law. And on a more primary basis, police seek to simply help others. Not
Op-Ed

Green energy sector a bright spot in RI economy

When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? It means putting wind turbines, solar arrays and small-scale renewable energy …