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Rhode Island is one of very few states where a teacher can legally have sex with their students. I was hopeful that 2019 was going to be the year that our legislature would do the easy and obviously … more
Paris is endeavoring to repair and restore Notre Dame Cathedral. We here in Providence have neglected our only Skyscraper, the most poetic and "philosophical" structure in our downtown.It saddens me … more
I have been thinking a lot about how tough my high school English teachers were and how hard it was to earn an A, not only on the report card, but even on just one writing assignment. I was in honors … more
There are lots of wives out there who are probably convinced that the gifts they gave their husbands for Christmas were just what the hubby wanted. But for Christmas 2019, nobody holds a candle to my … more
Here are three cheers for the lawyers at the non-profit center, Rhode Island Center for Justice (centerforjustice.com). In a lawsuit with national implications, the Center has filed a lawsuit on … more
In her January 14 State of the State address, Governor Gina Raimondo made the improvement of education a top priority. Yet, she offered no viable prescription for the ailing public school system. It … more
Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court … more
With the onset of the new legislative session, taxpayers are gritting their teeth to see what fiscal ignominies will be piled onto their backs. One thing is for certain. The governor is out of … more
It seems a bit xenophobic to focus on the future of America since, after all, we are part of a global environment.  Yet, many political events are shaped and influenced by American values or … more
It is said that in order to understand another person, you must walk a mile in their shoes. In this often challenging, divisive culture, the Barrington Times is creating a new column in an effort to … more
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