It seems almost trite to say that nature is a remarkable teacher. But that’s okay. Indeed, nature is a remarkable teacher. All of us can point to lessons nature has taught us about appreciating life’s wonders, managing uncertainty and unpredictability, coping with adversity and accepting that we have so little control over some aspects of our lives. The English poet William Wordsworth wrote in his poem The Tables Turned, “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” And we hear similar sentiments from Lisa Jacobson.
Lisa Jacobson is an artist, gardener, mother and teacher at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. She lives with her family in Providence.
State Treasurer Seth Magaziner on Tuesday unveiled an initiative to bring more transparency to his office.
Magaziner says his initiative will make the treasurer’s office a national leader in transparency. For example, he said one new policy requires investment fund managers that want state business to disclose information about their finances.
Once again, lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in the Ocean State. The House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the proposal Tuesday.
This is the second time in as many legislative sessions that drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants have surfaced as an issue before the General Assembly. Last year, bills in the House and Senate failed, despite support from then-Governor Lincoln Chafee.
Memorial Day marked the kickoff of Navy Week in Rhode Island. The event comes to cities across the U.S., but this is a first for the Ocean State, despite a long history with the Navy. East Greenwich (unofficially) touts itself as the birthplace of the American Navy, and Newport continues to be home to a naval station, and the Naval War College.
Rhode Island Public Radio’s morning host Chuck Hinman sat down with Capt. Dennis Boyer, commanding officer at Naval Station Newport to talk about the celebration and the Navy's role in Rhode Island, past and present.