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Last week’s editorial makes the strange suggestion that because the schools are closed now, the Town should rebate the equivalent cost of running these schools to the parents of the students. … more
I have been saying for several years that we — America — are in trouble because we seem unable to do well even the most fundamental things, such as maintain adequate streets, roads, and … more
During a time of very deep sorrow and sadness for our family and friends, all funeral arrangements for our loved one had to be altered due to the difficult and ever-changing times we live in. With … more
To the editor: We are in uncharted waters these days. Never in my experience have I seen such a sudden and profoundly challenging change in daily life as we have all witnessed in the past few … more
Parents are integral to the success of Rhode Island’s distance learning programs, and they too should be recognized, and compensated, for their significant contributions. Consider the impact … more
By all accounts, from the superintendent on down, East Providence’s initial application of the distance learning methods for school students necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis has gone … more
Rhode Island’s rapid shift to distance learning is remarkable. Teachers, principals, department heads and IT directors, all of them balancing their own personal turmoil and family anxiety, … more
I am writing this letter in desperation to get someone’s reply. When will someone come forward and announce that all activity for the Bristol Fourth of July celebration will be postponed for … more
With millions of Americans now working and learning at home, many of us are spending more and more time online. While the internet offers us many opportunities for communication, exploration and … more
To the editor: In these turbulent times, we are all seeking refuge in a variety of ways. A favorite for myself and my family, is wherever nature is untouched. I was recently shocked to learn that … more
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