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Amid the turmoil surrounding the upcoming closure of multiple schools in our community, it is refreshing to learn of a school providing new opportunities for its students, particularly in areas of … more
In a commentary published recently in this and other newspapers, Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, “told the truth” about high-stakes testing … more
Acceptance People teach acceptance People say we, as kids, need to love People even have the nerve to say they understand But what do they really know Because they are not us, The … more
Gov. Chafee signs registration papers in the …
I was elected to public office 26 years ago, as a city councilman in Warwick. I was grateful to the voters for trusting a Republican to look after my mostly Democratic constituents, and I always … more
DMV COMPUTER SYSTEM WORSE THAN OBAMACARE’S:  We were all amazed that the U.S. Government, as large as it is and with as much of our money as it spends, couldn’t put together a simple computer … more
I have to be completely honest about this: if I can avoid it, I don’t want to be a Rhode Islander when I die. I was born here, have lived here pretty much all of my life, and operate a sizeable … more
On Nov. 13, 2013, the Warwick City Council will vote on two ordinances that will, over time, dramatically reduce Warwick’s pollution of Narragansett Bay. Save The Bay strongly supports approval of … more
On Jan. 28, 2014, President Barack Obama gave his 2014 State of the Union (SOTU), a whopping 6,778-word speech, calling on both Chambers of Congress to either work with him to move the country … more
Recently, Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist gave her State of Education address to the Rhode Island joint legislature. She presented a picture of increased federal funding and technology … more
CHAFEE TO DO A TURN-ABOUT: It’s hard to believe, but Governor Chafee is going to start focusing on “the issues that Rhode Islanders care about.” That’s right. That’s what he said during … more
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