An unexpected place in the national campaign

While summer's dog days are upon us, the presidential campaign is in full swing - and Rhode Island has been a notable part of the storyline on both sides of the aisle. The Republican National Convention was held last week in Cleveland, Ohio, with Donald

We the people

To the Editor: Why do temperatures continue to rise every year? Why are we fearful of and denying immigrants the opportunity for a safer and better life? Why are we fighting war after war, destroying cultures, killing innocents, and creating hatred? Why

We must ensure standardized tests don't crowd out teaching, learning

To the Editor: I am writing to publicly applaud Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner's recent decision on sparing 10th and 11th graders from Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. Commissioner Wagner


Rhode Island, we have lifesaving work to do

To the Editor: Cancer will claim an estimated 2,090 lives in Rhode Island this year alone. Yet, research shows that we could prevent roughly half of those cancer deaths if everyone were to stop using tobacco products, eat well, exercise regularly and get

Sun Rise Scoops

By MERI R. KENNEDY St. Rocco Feast and Festival St. Rocco Church on Atwood Avenue will hosts its annual Feast and Festival from Thursday, Aug. 18 to Sunday, Aug. 21. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on

State budget maintains status quo, fails public

By REP. PATRICIA MORGAN Once a year, the General Assembly has the opportunity to set Rhode Island's financial course. We pass a budget. That budget indicates the priorities of those in power. Unfortunately, this year, despite all the self-praise and