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Last night I went to Summer’s End. This morning I watched the funeral of Senator John McCain. Both, though quite different, speak to the importance of community, spirit and hope. I have waited more … more
On Manufacturing Day, a national celebration designed to inspire America’s next generation of makers, it’s important to share the facts – and dispel some myths – about … more
By SENATOR SHELDON “The past few weeks have been doubly difficult,” she wrote. As a United States Senator, Rhode Islanders write to me every day weighing in on different policies debated … more
By GLORIA QUINN In the 2018 legislative session, something wonderful happened. A policy was proposed, the public responded and made its position heard, and our state leaders listened and responded by addressing the policy collaboratively. The policy in more
By TOM MEZZANOTTE More disappointing news for RI Sport fans - the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox. I have followed the saga surrounding the efforts of many to keep the PawSox in Rhode Island. Would the state be at risk? Should the owners pay more? What a more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Top of the first, Jonesy was looking for a signal. Runners on first and second. A passed ball -both runners advance. Now first was open so a double play wasn't a concern. With two on and one out, he could be looking for a squeeze bunt more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING A significant portion of my job is working with young people regarding leadership, problem solving and critical thinking. These skills can help prepare students become more capable citizens. I wrote this article shortly after a High more
By KELLY BURKE Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, FM Global As summer comes to an end and fall quickly approaches, does your lawn look like a beautiful golf course, or like many homeowners, does it look like a dustbowl, choked with drying weeds? As the more
By KEN WAGNER, Ph.D. In Rhode Island, we are changing what it means to graduate ready for college and career success. Next week, Shelby Kosiver starts her senior year of high school at Ponaganset High School, but her resume already looks like that of a more
By BOB SWEENEY Students will soon be returning to classrooms and our concerns should be to provide a safe and protected environment for their learning experience. Over the past couple of years most of the effort for their safety has been focus on more
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