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  • There is a scene in one of the “Mission Impossible” movies where Tom Cruise’s character is falling off a building, only to be stopped by someone grabbing his belt. The friend I was watching it with turned to me and … more ...
    Let them eat Golden Rice?   Published Apr 13, 2014
    A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept golden rice off the market for more than a decade when it could have … more ...
    I read with concern and distaste the discussion between the Westerly Town Council and director of Public Works. Our roads are literally falling apart and the budget for them has been cut because of other contractual obligations. Now let’s put … more ...
    Supply and protection   Published Apr 11, 2014
    The following statement was issued Wednesday by Connecticut AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, in response to Gov. Dannel Malloy’s announcement regarding state efforts to address consumer complaints in the electric supplier market: While we have not seen the legislative language … more ...
    The College Athletes Players Association won a victory when the National Labor Relations Board ruled Northwestern University football players are employees and should be permitted to form a union. It’s a bad decision which now goes to the full board … more ...
    This editorial appeared recently in the Brattleboro Reformer. There has been much debate over the years concerning the use and over-emphasis on standardized testing in our schools. While assessing a school’s performance and how well our children are learning are … more ...
    Remember the hue and cry last fall when a Tennessee teacher told a fifth-grader that she couldn’t write about God as the person she admired most? Well, members of the state legislature didn’t forget. Even though school officials quickly corrected … more ...

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    R.I. earns a ‘D+’ in transparency   Published Apr 10, 2014
    Rhode Island received a D+ when it comes to government spending transparency, according to a report by the R.I. Public Interest Research Group’s Education Fund. (Connecticut earned a B.) The report, “Following the Money 2014: How the 50 States Rate … more ...
    When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although there’s no simple recipe for achieving them, one key ingredient … more ...
    April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday — or thereabouts, actually. There are no birth records for him but a church record in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon indicates a baby by that name was baptized on April 26, 1564. Although … more ...
    On Tuesday, voters in Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton will vote on the 2015 Chariho budget. Through workshops, public hearings, and regular Chariho School Committee meetings, the budget was developed and adopted. Public input and spirited debate occurred throughout the process, … more ...
    When dressing becomes a problem   Published Apr 6, 2014
    One of the recurring themes in these articles is the difficulty your loved one with Alzheimer’s has with processing. This is particularly true in the area of dressing. In fact, you may remember that one of the early signs of … more ...
    Once upon a time there were things such as penny post cards and 3 cent stamps, and you could mail a hundred Christmas cards for $3. Now, those same penny post cards cost 34 cents apiece and stamps cost nearly … more ...
    Americans have grown significantly less likely to change their driving habits or lifestyle to offset gas prices, according to a new survey by AAA. Only half of U.S. adults, 53 percent, are doing something to offset gas prices, which is … more ...
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