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That this year's presidential campaign would be unusual - and unusually nasty - became evident to most observers some time ago. But in recent days, it has sunk to new levels of corrosiveness and ugliness. The most significant moment of the race thus more
For many of us elementary school is where we fall in love with learning for the first time, where we make our first lifelong friends, where we first begin to place ourselves in the world around … more
Governor Gina Raimondo and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner held an open forum earlier this week at Warwick Vets High School, and in general the audience, many of them teachers, school committee … more
It’s incredible what a coat of paint, new auditorium seats, lockers and gym flooring can do for a pair of old schools. As an entourage of news media discovered in a tour of Pilgrim High School and … more
Rhode Island has found itself back in the headlines, but not for a reason anyone who cares about the Ocean State would hope. CNBC last week released its list of 2016’s “Top States for … more
Warwick Vets and Pilgrim High haven't looked as good as they do now for decades. Some work has still to be done and there's a rush to see it's completed in time for the schools to open on Aug. 31, but overall two weary buildings are showing new life, more
It's become an increasingly familiar sight at busy intersections of late - people stationed on medians and at corners, holding handmade signs, seeking money from passers-by. A number of communities, including Providence, Cranston, Warwick, and Johnston, more
The first of three public hearings on the school administration's plan to implement the next phase of school consolidation with the closing of three elementary schools will be held next Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Junior High School. more
The right of Americans to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Millions of our citizens own and use firearms responsibly, for hunting, sport, and self-protection. Both of these statements have been true for centuries, and will remain so. Far more
When people are behind a keyboard, some evidently feel they have a sort of shield. There is a sense, however false, of anonymity, that because things aren’t said in person or out loud that they … more
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