Opinion

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

Letters

Fresh Air Fund extends thanks to community

To the Editor: This summer we celebrated The Fresh Air Fund's 140th summer of serving children from New York City's low-income communities. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to our extraordinary Fresh Air volunteers, hosts and
Columns

Sun Rise Scoops

By MERI R. KENNEDY Police Explorer Post 405 fundraiser Join in with members of the Johnston Police Explorer Post 405 at Kelley Gazzerro VFW Post 2812, located at 1418 Plainfield Pike in Cranston, for a fundraising dinner on Oct. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Op-Ed

Rhode Islanders can be proud of children's health improvements

By LOUIS P. DIPALMA and MELISSA BANN The overall state of children's health in Rhode Island has shown marked improvement over the last several years. However, further improvement is required. After reviewing the eighteen criteria associated with health