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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
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
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
To the editor: Exponential spread gets discussed a lot but people don't seem to get it or its importance. Here is an illustration of a how a virus spreads exponentially. The numbers, with the … more
With all the frightening news that we are being constantly bombarded with, and the scary projected scenarios and uncertainties looming for the future, my engineer son-in-law brought up a truly … more
In the wake of the panic that has emerged due to the COVID-19 crisis, gun and ammunition sales across America have surged. While gun stores in Rhode Island and across the nation have seen long wait … more
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