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It never fails to strike me when I hear from a business owner about the trouble he or she is having finding qualified employees to fill job openings. The skills gap is not a problem Rhode Island is … more
In 2013, Dr. Kali Thomas, an assistant professor at Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, published a study that found home delivered meals can keep persons age 60 and … more
By REP. MIA ACKERMAN When Roger Williams first set forth his “lively experiment” to create a state that guaranteed “full liberty in religious concernments,” it set a chain of events into … more
By REP. SCOTT A. SLATER As Rhode Island lawmakers take a serious look at reforming our marijuana laws this legislative session, it is crucial that we keep in mind an important fact. Whether you … more
It is time for bold new goals and dramatic changes in the way we deliver healthcare in Rhode Island. Today, while the vast majority of Rhode Island residents have healthcare coverage the combined … more
For many working families, dropping their children off at daycare is a daily ritual. Daycare provides wonderful opportunities for education and social interaction, preparing children for … more
In 2013 I searched for something that would be of special interest to me, since I retired in 2011, and felt that I needed something to peak my interests and offer me something in return. Upon … more
PETER AND HIS MENTEES: Peter Koch is flanked by …
By NICK GIFFORD I am beyond saddened by the passing of one of my biggest role models in life, Peter A. Koch. I first met Peter in 1997, when I was only 10. I had lost my father that year and … more
Cause there’s really no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  The recent spate of snowstorms has presented an age old problem of what to do with the snow?  In the modern … more
I cannot understand all of the complaining regarding the PARCC Test, Common Core Standards and graduation requirements. I am especially concerned with some ideas promulgated by those who minimize the … more
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