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The public outrage we have seen boil over regarding the Warwick School Department's policy on trying to recoup about $77,000 in owed school lunch debt is a perfect example of why social media is the very antithesis of informed, practical discourse... more
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To the Editor: Given the conversations regarding the acquisition of Care New England by Brigham Health, I want to share my experience with doctors from both hospitals. After being diagnosed by my gastroenterologist with a colon polyp, I was referred to more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Who would have thought 30 years ago that one day children would need to be taught how to play? Who would have thought that strategies were necessary to help kids talk with each other, remain focused and relax? We are presently in the more
By FRANK A. CICCONE Our society has changed, and the demographics of our population, especially in our schools, are no longer adequately served by the old model of language instruction and education. Our global economy and society requires multi-lingual more
To the Editor: As a mother who has experienced the benefit of childcare for the past nine years, I've seen how quality care can give children a strong start to life. I wish that every child had access to early childhood education. That's why I'm urging more
There's something about the first cut of the season that smell, the sticky blades of grass that get tracked into the house and, of course, the hum of the mower that in itself is a shout out for summer. I was anxious to make that cut two weeks ago, but more
To the Editor: There is a big difference between private and public money, although they both allow the user to purchase whatever is required or desired. So although both are used for the same purpose, the basis of both is very different, meaning each is more
By REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Tax filing season has come to a close, and most Rhode Islanders have now seen the effects of the sweeping changes made to federal tax laws on their 2018 returns. Unfortunately, many small business owners are among those who more
The recent stretch of gray, rainy weather notwithstanding, we are in the midst of a season when the spirit of our communities shines perhaps most brightly. At colleges, universities and high schools across the Ocean State, graduates will soon mark a more
To the Editor: While I was pleased to see in the April 9 story by Ethan Hartley that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down, we know that there is much more work to be done. That's why I am so grateful to Elizabeth more
In the ongoing battle regarding the proposed storage facility that looks to be built near Sand Pond, we can't help but to be simultaneously impressed by the tenacity of the residents while also somewhat disappointed that such dedicated levels of civic more
To the Editor: Anyone that has paid attention to Warwick politics and city hall is certainly aware that the atmosphere can accurately be referred to as contentious and dysfunctional. It seems now that this dysfunctional atmosphere has risen to a new more
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