Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Nobody is more aggravating than the educational mafia who wants to put the hit on charter schools. Led by legislators like Patricia Serpa, D-West Warwick, a retired schoolteacher; Gregg Amore, D-East Providence, a union...

I read an article last week by Valerie Easton, avid gardener and Seattle Times columnist, whose New Year’s resolution was to plant less. What a notion! That goes against almost everything I stand for....

AAA of New England reported this month that a survey of more than 2200 of its members said that the state does not spend enough money on its roads and bridges. How can this...

A public hearing on recreational fin fish regulations for 2016 will be held by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. at the URI Bay Campus, Coastal...

Whether it’s sports or civic life, sometimes the best result can come from a loss. While the Patriots AFC championship loss is still too fresh to process, the Red Sox went from worst to...

It has been said that you learn everything you need to know in Kindergarten. What the hippies who say that mean is we learn the basics of humanity at age 5. My daughter is...

I hadn’t looked at the French-Canadian branch on my family tree since 2008. This is an updated version of a column I wrote at that time — some new websites and some no longer...

Much has been made lately on talk radio as to whether any toll protocol which exempts automobiles and smaller commercial trucks would be constitutional if the toll only applies to multiple axle trucks. One...

I like to shellfish and enjoy cooking and eating what I catch with family and friends. When my son was nine years old he would insist I bring a knife with me when quahogging so...

In 2011 a democratic uprising spread across the Arab world. Ordinary people used social media and pure will in what became known as the Arab Spring. The movement started in Tunisia and quickly took...
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