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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
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 KEVIN O'BRIEN Let's acknowledge the irrefutable: Child abuse is insidious and arises from circumstances that repel the sympathy and understanding of all. The recent grand jury report from Pennsylvania has reopened the wound and the history of the more
By TIM McCANDLESS My three older brothers and I grew up in Scouting and became Eagle Scouts in the `'70s and early '80s. My sister, Marjorie, loved Scouting, too. She wanted to be a Scout but was not permitted to participate. Regrettably, she missed out more
By EMILY WHITE and BETH CRONIN She came into the Emergency Room alone, wild eyed with fear. When the painful contractions came she would moan and cry, asking for pain medication. This went on for hours and all we could offer her were words of more
By JEFFREY DIEHL Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank highlighted wastewater infrastructure projects in Warwick and East Greenwich on Friday, May 18. These events marked the end of a weeklong series of events highlighting local infrastructure projects more
By REP. NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO It seems that every generation has its own epidemic to battle. But unlike polio or cholera, the tragic epidemic of our time is one of our own making. Responsible for an estimated 115 deaths every day, the opioid epidemic is more
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