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I have finally, at long last, figured out how to travel...from Providence to East Providence. My lifelong habit was to cross a little red bridge and voila! There I was, decade after … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: It became clear in recent weeks that Josh Saal’s tenure as Rhode Island’s housing secretary was drawing to an end. Whether Saal was the right person for the job is … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes, or so the saying goes. That spurred thoughts on two different events this week. In D.C., U.S. House Republicans were unable to … more
The end of an era…I have to close the door to my office/salon for the final farewell to a record-breaking career. Here's the history of my project and my prospect. My youngest uncle, who … more
On January 3, I will humbly take the oath of office and become Rhode Island’s 13th Secretary of State. That will officially conclude my 32-plus years as an educator, coach and athletic director … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: House Speaker Joe Shekarchi remains in an enviable political position heading into his second term in what is sometimes called the most powerful post in Rhode Island state … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The General Assembly’s steady march in a more progressive direction over recent election cycles brings to mind a metaphor – how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a … more
Following months of debate and collaboration with the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA) and other RI arts education groups, the Rhode Island Department of Education’s Council on … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: From a marketing standpoint, the idea of enlisting a 96-year-old World War II vet to make the ceremonial first purchase of recreational cannabis at the Slater Compassion Center was … more
As the completion of my first foray into elective office was drawing near, reflection took its natural place, top-of-mind. As a person who focuses on solutions, reflection is a powerful tool to plan … more
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