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In early March, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging again put the spotlight on common fraud schemes directed at America’s seniors at a panel hearing, “Stopping Senior Scams.” … more
By SARAH R. BRATKO People coming to the RI Hospitality Association's office will oftentimes be met at the door by my small, 10 year old rescue dog, Aiden. He spends most of his day sitting on a chair, occasionally taking a tour around our pet-friendly more
Michael Ian Black, whose bio line says he’s “a comedian, actor and author,” recently published an essay in the New York Times that attempted to shift some of the blame for school shootings away … more
By AYANA CRICHTON and JODI GRANT Not one penny. That's what President Trump included for after school programs in the budget his administration just proposed for Fiscal Year 2019. It's astonishing, given the enormous value of after school programs and more
By NEIL D. STEINBERG Consider the following quote from Erick-Woods Erickson: The truth...is that our Facebook friends are probably not going to water our flowers while we are on vacation and our Twitter followers will not bring us a meal if we are sick." more
By DR. AL PUERINI As Chairman of the Board of Integra Community Care Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) consisting of RI Primary Care Physicians Corporation (RIPCPC), Care New England and South County Health, we have been working closely more
By GARY SASSE When asked about his accomplishments, the legendary football coach Ara Parseghian said, A good coach will make his players what they can be rather than what they are." This comment has a particular relevance for Rhode Island as the state" more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. As an idea, it is beautiful. Concepts like democracy, a free press, fair courts, and the ability to vote are things that other nations admire. In fact, people often dream to come here. With all of this more
By REP. AARON REGUNBERG Last April, Karen Baldwin lobbied the General Assembly about a new employment benefit law. There is nothing unusual about lobbyists-usually hired guns-in the State House. What was different was this time it was a direct support more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY The Cranston City Council, after waffling over a request to the legislature to keep guns out of our schools, has decided it now has the answers to keeping our children safe. What a dramatic, political turn of events. First, the Cranston more
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