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To the Editor:Back in May 2016,I read an article in the Warwick Beacon about “Firefighters Getting Bonuses for being Healthy.” Having had family members in the department for the last 30 … more
What makes a community “livable?” While that question can generate a million different responses, there are certain elements without which many humans could not live and prosper in any community. … more
To the Editor: April 12, I came home after a six-day stay at Kent Hospital and feel compelled to write this letter about the dozens of wonderful people who crossed my path during my stay. From the moment I entered through the emergency room to walking more
Although there are always people who go against the grain for the sake of being contrarian, there is truly no more mutually beneficial endeavor we can partake in than the conservation and protection of our natural environment. Though it is easy to forget 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
Open Letter to State Representatives: The press - print, radio and television - has been exhaustively covering the 911 system debacle. This is an issue that all elected officials can work on together. A state-of-the-art 911 system is a totally more
To the Editor: As a mother of a teenage girl, I understand the tremendous pressures young women face every day. We are constantly bombarded with images of perfect women with perfect hair, makeup and bodies. Those bodies are often tanned and toned. And more
To the Editor: As a Rhode Islander, it is sometimes easy to be discouraged when you look at the state of politics and the amount of people who say one thing, but do another in our representative bodies and the government as a whole. The dread of when, more
To the Editor:The cover photo on the April 2 issue of Time magazine shows five of the “survivors” from the Parkland, Florida high school. Their facial expressions run from dour to angry. … more
By HERB WEISS ks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 National Population Projections, released last month. By 2030, older people are projected to outnumber children. In the next twenty years, more
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