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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
The only way for Westport’s election (now scheduled for June) to work safely — or at all — will be for every possible participant to cast votes early. Town officials opted wisely … more
One response to the mess we find ourselves in is to sit back and wait for the feds to fix it.  No telling how that will work out but it’s not off to the most promising of … more
These are difficult times, tempered by good people, simple pleasures, touching moments … • Even on cold March weekdays, people — singles, couples, families — out hiking and … more
The pending demolition of a pre-Revolutionary War Tiverton farmhouse should serve as exhibit A on why solar farms, which by and large are a good thing for us all, are earning themselves a tainted … more
Few weapons will prove as potent in our defense against this latest virus as information — places to avoid, health precautions to take, anything to help weather the storm until it … more
To the dismay of some of their neighbors, Westport farmers, both real and imagined, may suddenly enjoy opportunities available to no other class of business or property owner. That became evident … more
There are few things quite as sweet as that first drive down a once battle-scarred, teeth-rattling town road that has been blessed with a fresh coat of smooth asphalt. And there are few things as … more
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