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To the editor:The Phoenix editorial of last week recorded the loss of the dearly loved high school principal, Dr. Deb DiBiase. This is just another instance of the local Republican autocracy being … more
To the editor:Ana Riley made the right decision to remove Deb DiBase as the principal at Mt. Hope High School. Anyone who spends time to look at academic performance, student (and teacher) attendance … more
  The Supreme Court’s ruling today, which overturned Roe v. Wade, is nothing less than a shameful, sweeping, politically-driven decision that will have life-altering, and indeed, … more
Like almost everyone else who cares about our kids, I've been reading — and kvetching with friends and neighbors — about the School Committee’s apparent decision to not extend a … more
The drama is over, and Deb DiBiase is no longer principal of Mt. Hope High School. She announced on Wednesday morning that she had accepted another administrative position within the district, ending … more
Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Failure is an orphan, and victory has many fathers, as the saying goes. That helps explain why Gov. Dan McKee gathered with House Speaker Joe Shekarchi and Senate President … more
The Rhode Island General Assembly has a singular opportunity in this session to end years of chaos and confusion regarding where Rhode Islanders can exercise their constitutionally-protected rights … more
Special kudos to Republican senators! They have instilled courage into every student in America. You see, as astute people know, there is no courage without vulnerability. And because the GOP is so … more
To the editor: This is a plea to Rhode Island state senators to take quick action in passing S2646, the bill to ban the sale of new fur products throughout the state.  This bill prohibits … more
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