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It never fails to strike me when I hear from a business owner about the trouble he or she is having finding qualified employees to fill job openings. The skills gap is not a problem Rhode Island is … more
New Haven, Connecticut is a city rich in history and New England heritage, home to the Ivy League Yale, the arts, and some of the country’s most renowned pizza. All that being true, homelessness … more
The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, recited his sixth State of the Union Address this past week. In doing so, he stretched the truth of his administration’s record. Also, he … more
Fellow Rhode Islanders, as my term as governor concludes, it is time to reflect on the last four years. I inherited a Rhode Island in disarray and faced many challenges. What I learned over my public … more
H. Philip West Jr., former director of Common Cause, delivered the following eulogy for Senator J. Michael Lenihan on March 5 at St. Francis de Sales Church, North Kingstown. Senator Lenihan … more
In politics, the public’s lasting perception of a particular official can be forever changed by a spin of a weather vane and a politician’s reaction to it. Throughout American history, and more … more
A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. That … more
In 2013 I searched for something that would be of special interest to me, since I retired in 2011, and felt that I needed something to peak my interests and offer me something in return. Upon … more
I cannot understand all of the complaining regarding the PARCC Test, Common Core Standards and graduation requirements. I am especially concerned with some ideas promulgated by those who minimize the … more
PETER AND HIS MENTEES: Peter Koch is flanked by …
By NICK GIFFORD I am beyond saddened by the passing of one of my biggest role models in life, Peter A. Koch. I first met Peter in 1997, when I was only 10. I had lost my father that year and … more
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