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By MEGHAN MIMNAUGH Losing a loved one is always painful. It's particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom died from a C. diff infection, I had never heard of it. She was being treated with antibiotics for pneumonia in the more
You may have heard about the Charlestown man who is suing the town of South Kingstown and one of its police officers over his arrest in June on a trespassing charge while he was collecting seaweed … more
Across the state in recent months, there has been an enormous amount of hand-wringing by some school officials over an advisory opinion issued this past April by former state commissioner of … more
All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and IGT. Lottery revenues are the third largest source of state income and are used to provide essential state services … more
The scores were unacceptable. Something needed to be done to fix the schools. Rhode Island? Yes, based on the second year of administering the RICAS. Massachusetts? Yes, based on the first years of the MCAS. As an educator working in more
By ERIN O'BRIEN The solitary swans had been gone about a week when I wondered who the new tenants in the cove would be. I watched one afternoon as two hawks competed for airspace and the hunting spoils below, but they were just passing through. Suddenly, more
By SAMUEL ZWETCHKENBAUM Dozens of research studies have proven the safety and benefits of drinking water fluoridation. For decades, people in the United States have benefited from drinking water with fluoride. It has kept people's teeth strong and more
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By MEGAN KENNEALLY Some people may think that a way to quit smoking cigarettes might be to try a vaping product. However, the effects of vaping products are similar to those that occur after smoking cigarettes. Do you ever see a dramatic puff of smoke more
By DRAKE PATTEN For close to a year, Cranston citizens have spoken clearly and intelligently on the topic of renewable energy in our city. They have engaged in thoughtful, patient dialogue about an ill-devised change to zoning that declared open season more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING All kids are capable of learning. In fact, they demonstrate this every day. No matter their abilities, each child is picking up skills, social norms and additional understanding all throughout the day. Much of this is done in the more
By MICHAEL SEPE The economic development plan to keep IGT and over 1,000 workers here in Rhode Island is vitally important to continuing the progress our state has made building a technology and innovation economy. I want to tell my community the story more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Failing to heed the research, we have been torturing our students and teachers for two decades. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) created the misconception learning gaps between rich and poor were a problem created by schools. Disciplinarians more
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