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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
The editor and I have been discussing a writing project for this newspaper, and, in the meantime, I have been allotted this space for my thoughts on various state issues, of which there are … more
Sometimes you may just pick up a good book to read, especially during a storm when the Governor’s call for a State of Emergency three days ago because of the blizzard. Yes, being homebound because … more
“Following the rules is not easy.” — Today’s Parent It doesn’t matter that the New England Patriots deflated their footballs during Sunday’s game against the … more
In politics, the public’s lasting perception of a particular official can be forever changed by a spin of a weather vane and a politician’s reaction to it. Throughout American history, and more … more
Radon, a naturally-occurring invisible gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Twenty-one thousand Americans die from radon-induced lung cancer each year. You can’t see, … more
With 40 years in state government under his belt, including 29 years at Elderly Affairs, Larry Grimaldi begins to move into his next stage of life, publicly announcing his retirement as of Feb. … more
The lack of understanding of our humanity is actually killing us.” Mara Keisling, founder, National Center for Transgender Equality Imagine your teenage son comes to you and says, “I am … more
Whether or not you set New Year’s Resolutions, it’s hard not to think about healthy (or not-so-healthy) habits in January. Countless articles, experts and even commercials remind us to get … more
The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, recited his sixth State of the Union Address this past week. In doing so, he stretched the truth of his administration’s record. Also, he … more
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