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To the Editor, During Warwick Tax Assessor Neal Dupuis’ presentation before the Warwick City Council last night (April 3, 2023), he continually referred to Massachusetts to justify a major … more
By Michael Broschart, Executive Director, Teach For America Rhode Island and Lee Lewis, President, Junior Achievement of Rhode Island Coming out of the pandemic, we find ourselves at a turning … more
To the Editor,  At the March 16th School Committee meeting,  Dr. Lisa Schultz, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and MTSS, presented Warwick Schools’ Winter 2023 K-8 … more
To the Editor, As a gun safety advocate and volunteer leader with Moms Demand Action, I am grateful for the work done in the RI legislature over the years to pass gun sense laws in our state. … more
At one time or another we’ve all wished it was possible to turn back the clock.  But it’s just that, wishful thinking. Yet it happened this week with the visit of Elena Muyo and … more
For many local Christians, last Easter felt refreshingly normal.  Emerging from quite a bit longer than three days trapped in our own tombs of isolation and quarantine, the chance to once again … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Can Rhode Island tax-cut its way to a more appealing business climate? That question has been subject to debate for years and it won’t stop now. For supporters, the … more
To the Editor, “Not our problem," says RIAC! Remember the TV adds showing a smoke-belching air-conditioning unit and the guy saying, “Not our problem?” You could put him in a … more
“Hey lady, you forgot your cane!” These are words I never expected to be addressed to me. I was always a vigorous child, teenager, teacher, wife, and mother. I never thought about … more
Some days it helps to have a charge to get going. Saturday was one of those days. There’s a routine to Saturdays that starts, after a cup of coffee and toast, with the NPR show “Wait, … more
The weather may finally be heating up, but Rhode Islanders should be prepared for a freeze when it comes to the local and greater economy. Although you can get any different number of projections … more
STORY OF THE WEEK:  If the election to succeed David Cicilline in the 1st Congressional District was held last Friday, the favorites were Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and state Sen. Sandra Cano … more
Whirls and swirls of dandelion fuzz and touches of soft rabbit fur. Beautiful colorful fabrics ablaze and birds and insects abuzz.   These are some signs that spring has … more
To the Editor, A lot has changed since 1996, especially in the world of technology. How many adults had cell phones in 1996 and used the internet daily? Think how wireless use has increased … more
Ollie stood looking at the three steps it takes to get to the back porch. I could read his mind – “do I want to try doing this now, or should I make another round of backyard … more
Rhode Island so often finds itself following in the footsteps of other states (hi, Massachusetts) when it comes to passing policy. We see no reason why Rhode Island cannot become a nationwide leader … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you want to feel a chill down your back, watch PBS Frontline’s report on the recent era of “easy money” – super-low interest rates promulgated by the … more
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