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By HERB WEISS Approximately 41million unpaid family caregivers provided an estimated 34 billion hours of care in 2017 - worth a whopping $470 billion - to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends, according to the latest report in AARP's Valuing the more
The Pilgrim Senior Center offers many diversified classes. A new class that was offered in October was a creative writing class. The themes for each class varied. One of the topics was to look … more
By HEATHER COSIMINI Chasing down the perfect gifts, attending holiday parties and family gatherings, and preparing delicious meals and desserts, on top of our daily professional and personal responsibilities can leave little time for self-care. Lost in more
By MEGHAN MIMNAUGH Losing a loved one is always painful. It's particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom died from a C. diff infection, I had never heard of it. She was being treated with antibiotics for pneumonia in the more
The Pilgrim Senior Center offers many diversified classes. A new class that was offered in October was a creative writing class. The themes for each class varied. One of the topics was to look … more
You may have heard about the Charlestown man who is suing the town of South Kingstown and one of its police officers over his arrest in June on a trespassing charge while he was collecting seaweed … more
All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and IGT. Lottery revenues are the third largest source of state income and are used to provide essential state services … more
The scores were unacceptable. Something needed to be done to fix the schools. Rhode Island? Yes, based on the second year of administering the RICAS. Massachusetts? Yes, based on the first years of the MCAS. As an educator working in more
By HERB WEISS The Social Security Administration (SSA) announces Oct. 10 that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020 (Some recipients receive both Social Security more
By DAVID MARK CHATOWSKY One fine summer morning my older brother Matthew and I went snake hunting in the field to the west of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Yes, there was a field there back then. A field filled with mice and snakes and all more
By ERIN O'BRIEN The solitary swans had been gone about a week when I wondered who the new tenants in the cove would be. I watched one afternoon as two hawks competed for airspace and the hunting spoils below, but they were just passing through. Suddenly, more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN Seldom do we recognize historical turning points as they unfold. Today, we stand at a crucial crossroads in the life of our republic. Three years ago candidate Donald Trump welcomed and accepted help from Russian President more
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