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Studies have shown that decision making during an acute emergency in a place of public assembly will generally cause a high level of anxiety, severe stress, and can sometimes cause panic. The reason … more
THE BIG PROBLEM WITH FLOOD INSURANCE: It’s wonderful living on or near the water in Rhode Island where the Bay’s and Rhode Island Sound’s beauty and serenity are virtually palpable. … more
This was the action we dared not take – turning Ollie loose. That may sound strange. Dogs deserve to run free, even if it’s only in your yard. But that was not for Ollie until Saturday. … more
ADDRESSING GRADUATING CLASS: CCRI President Ed …
The voice message from Edna O’Neill Matteson was brief. “I thought you would want to know, Edward Liston has died.” I have known Edna, director of facilities at the Community College of … more
There was a recent article in the New York Times, “Rare Mutation Ignites Race for Cholesterol Drug,” about a potentially super drug to lower LDL in patients with stubbornly high cholesterol that … more
She had to show me. Even though she was still in her PJs, Sydney raced for the closet and her bicycle helmet. “I can do turns,” she announced breathlessly, “Wanta see?” There was no … more
If only silliness could be prescribed, and just imagine how it might work. After listening to a description of aches and pains and a list of tribulations, the doc, with an air of concern and … more
Ever wonder how an item, a word, an expression, even the clouds on a clear sun-lit day can serve as a key to unlock memories? They’re triggers. You find yourself thinking, “I’ve seen this … more
It must have been the rush before the big game. That had to be the explanation for the crowd at Dave’s Marketplace when I stopped in for a pound of coffee; or perhaps the shoppers were taking … more
TAX INCREASE RAISES UGLY HEAD AGAIN:  Facing a projected $31 million budget shortfall for next fiscal year, house and senate legislators are grappling with what to cut.  It looks like a proposal to … more
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