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To the Editor: The Rhode Island General Assembly recently enacted legislation mandating public schools provide at least 20 minutes of “free play recess” to children from kindergarten through … more
We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches – the legislative, executive and judicial – each with the ability to keep the others from becoming too … more
There is an ancient Chinese curse that translates to, “May you get what you wish for.” On the face of the statement, one might think the message is intended as a well-wish. However, the inherent … more
After months of consuming virtually all of the political oxygen on Smith Hill, the debate over truck tolling and the governor’s RhodeWorks initiative has, for the time being, been settled. The … more
As the social mores in our society have changed so dramatically in the last half-century, understanding what is politically correct or what should be socially acceptable is confounding. Issues that were beyond conception to those of us who grew up in the more
When it comes to wrongdoing on the part of public servants, Rhode Island certainly has no monopoly. Yet for those who call the Ocean State home, it can often feel otherwise. In very recent memory, … more
Throughout our nation's history, Americans have hoped that the casting of their vote will eventually lead to the possibility of a better life for themselves and their families. Each of us strives to choose a candidate for the presidency who most reflects more
It’s now, officially, an election year. The campaign has been in full swing for several months, but the turning of the calendar to 2016 represents an important shift. As the days count down to … more
Everyone agrees something must be done – and soon – to address the condition of the state’s deficient bridges. There is anything but unanimity, however, regarding how best to finance the … more
Rhode Island may have fallen short in the General Electric sweepstakes, but the state notched a clear win last week as Citizens Bank announced plans for a new corporate campus in … more
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