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June 24, 2018

Op-Ed

Just My Opinion: Celebrating Labor and Labor Day

At outdoor barbeques today, at family gatherings, at the beaches and everywhere that Americans spend their Labor Day holiday, few will reflect upon the sacrifices that made this a national holiday, and on the achievements of labor over more than a century that have provided workers with a lot more than a day off at

Op-ed: Representative Deborah Ruggiero – Manufacturing is real in Rhode Island

Manufacturing in Rhode Island is alive and well, but not the manufacturing from the days of our grandparents. Technology has changed how we do business today and how we live. Today’s manufacturing requires knowledge in technology, math, ladder logic, G-code, lean manufacturing principles and CAD programs. Manufacturing represents 15 percent of the state’s economy with

Tyler’s Two Cents: An Ocean Friendly School

Yesterday was the one month mark of the 2017 summer season.  After an incredibly gloomy June, July has seen spectacular weather and consistent forecasts.  Ironically enough, this article is being published during a week of rainy and overcast weather but nonetheless, it finally feels like summer here in Newport. When we last spoke, I was

Just my Opinion: A Tale of Two Communities

This is a tale of two communities – two wealthy Rhode Island Communities. Communities that are sprinkled with million dollar homes, that are the two richest communities in Rhode Island by all measures. This is a tale of one community – Barrington, where voters faced with proposed significant reductions in school spending, threatening various programs,

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