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Can the full picture of a school’s success be captured up through a five-star rating system? We imagine most people would respond, “Of course not.” There are so many factors to consider that … more
Across the state in recent months, there has been an enormous amount of hand-wringing by some school officials over an advisory opinion issued this past April by former state commissioner of … more
Observers might not think of Rhode Island as a major player on the national political stage. In terms of presidential and congressional elections, it has been reliably Democratic for many years, resulting in fewer candidate visits - and less outside more
All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and IGT. Lottery revenues are the third largest source of state income and are used to provide essential state services … more
To the Editor: For years, so many of us had taken Benny's for granted. Who would have thought our favorite store would not be around forever? Benny's, you gave us no warning. We were shocked, blindsided. What would happen to us? Where would we shop now? more
The concept of Halloween has always been an intriguing one. We encourage kids to dress up in silly outfits and go out into their surrounding neighborhoods and literally take candy from strangers - pretty much the antithesis of what they're told to do more
The weeks leading up to the holidays bring into focus the struggles and needs of so many people in our communities. For the most vulnerable among us, a season meant for reflection and giving thanks far too frequently places added strain on already more
By STEVEN FRIAS Over the last three months, International Game Technology (IGT) and its affiliate have spent approximately $1.8 million lobbying Rhode Islanders to support a no-bid deal which will give IGT a billion dollars over the next 20 years. more
To the Editor: I am a secondary education English major at Rhode Island College (RIC), minoring in rhetoric in writing. To complete my minor, I had to undergo an internship that naturally had an emphasis on rhetoric and writing. In one of my undergrad more
To the Editor:Nationwide, fall is known as “Walk Season” for the Alzheimer’s Association, as local chapters gear up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s events that are the … more
It's an image that became instantly iconic - and it has a direct Rhode Island connection. The picture, taken during a recent White House meeting last week, shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing from her seat at a table, her finger pointed at more
To the Editor: A statue of Christopher Columbus has been horribly defaced by one or more cowards that seem to enjoy lurking in the shadows and writing their idiotic idioms in the dark. Christopher Columbus was an explorer who risked his life in order to more
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