Op/Ed: Town Manager’s Budget Is Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Op/Ed: Town Manager’s Budget Is Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

By Eugene Quinn Would you spend $152 for better schools in East Greenwich? The East Greenwich town manager recently proposed a town budget for fiscal year 2019 that reduces the local revenue requested by the School Committee by $860,558. Ostensibly, the reason for the...

Have a Nice Time

By Bob Houghtaling The prom and graduation season is upon us and with that comes lots of fun, excitement and the opportunity to celebrate. For most young people these events are markers that will be long remembered. For parents, they are an opportunity to reminisce,...

A Spiritual Journey

By Bob Houghtaling My previous two articles attempted to convey a message that philosophy and history are subjects we should pay more attention to. In addition, emphasis was placed on how these two disciplines seek to ask why’s, as well as, how they offer an...

Just A Thought

By Bob Houghtaling Last week I wrote an article extolling the value of philosophy and how schools would be so much safer if we hired more philosophers to help with life’s big issues. For this article I am hoping to highlight the importance of history, as both a...

A Philosopher In Every School

By Bob Houghtaling In the midst of arguments about the roles guns play in our society I offer this simple solution. We need more philosophers in schools. Sure, metal detectors are important. Sure, resource officers are fabulous. And, sure, new laws must make it more...