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By ROBERT HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. As an idea, it is beautiful. Concepts like democracy, a free press, fair courts, and the ability to vote are things that other nations admire. In fact, people often dream to come here. With all of this more
By REP. AARON REGUNBERG Last April, Karen Baldwin lobbied the General Assembly about a new employment benefit law. There is nothing unusual about lobbyists-usually hired guns-in the State House. What was different was this time it was a direct support more
By KEN DOLAN-DEL VECCHIO In an ever-dangerous world reported on by round-the-clock media, the emotional effects of major tragic events transcend local boundaries. They trouble the national psyche, bringing sadness, anger, fear and anxiety throughout the more
Seventy percent of jobs in Rhode Island require more training and education than a high school diploma alone, yet only 45 percent of Rhode Islanders have any type of college degree. As the states education more
In the midst of a dramatically changing and evolving health care landscape, Care New England (CNE) is working hard to provide excellent health care services today, while readying ourselves to respond to what tomorrow brings for our more
By BOB GARDNER and TOM MEZZANOTTE They don't make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don't make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials. These individuals more
Once again we enter a new year looking to close the learning gaps between richer and poorer students. James Kadamus, in his commentary “Time for governor to improve … more
Millions of Americans will be glued to the television Sunday to watch the 52nd Super Bowl. Millions of Americans will not be watching for various reasons. Some are not interested in football. Some will have something else better to do. more
Tom Morgan, a reporter who covered Warwick and the West Bay for the Providence Journal in the 1970s, died last week in Providence.  He was often called “a reporter’s reporter,” which meant … more
By RALPH DAVIS In the pouring rain a woman stood waiting to cross the street; she was soaking wet and getting wetter. It was relentless rain; the sort that soaks you to the bones. She had no umbrella. She watched and waited as about six cars whisked by more
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