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Another year passes and yet the memories remain as fresh as ever - a world that changed in the blink of an eye, altered in a hellish fireball that scarred a pristine morning sky. We thank the members of Warwick's local government and state officials who more
How much should elected leaders on the local level be paid? The question has garnered renewed attention of late in Cranston, where proposals to significantly boost the pay of the mayor and members of the City Council are being considered. We imagine more
The same debate starts every year as the calendar switches from August to September. Those who love summer and cling to every last bit of warmth butt heads with folks who are setting up their autumn wreaths the moment the clock strikes midnight on Sept. more
Few medical maladies are as cruel as Alzheimer's disease. It slowly robs people of memories, personality, basic functionality - of their sense of self. Those who have witnessed the effects of the disease up close can speak to the resulting feelings of more
Hard though it might be to believe, September is just around the corner - and with it the start of a new school year. Across our communities, families are preparing students for a return to the classroom - some just before the Labor Day weekend, others more
By now, neither the personal health risks nor the enormous public health consequences of smoking are unfamiliar to anyone. For years, we have known that smoking and tobacco use are linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, emphysema and other maladies. We more
We desperately wish we could call the weekend's horrific events in Texas and Ohio surprising. The scale of the violence - 31 dead and scores more wounded between two mass shootings - is, of course, shocking. But aside from the fact that the latest more
Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence released a list of priests and clergy members found to have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children since 1950. It … more
To the Editor: Anxiety" has become a bit of a buzzword of late. And why shouldn't it? Repeated surveys and studies in recent years have shown that Americans' anxiety in general is on the rise. [1] But I'm sure you don't need to read the data and" more
Saturday's heat across the state was blistering, even record setting, but it didn't prevent the Cranston community from coming out to remember one of its own. A Walk in Memory of Lauren Ise" was held at Hugh B. Bain Middle School near the peak of this" more
Summer has been anything but a breeze for Rhode Island, at least as far as headlines go. A pair of damning reports - one regarding the failures of DCYF following the death of a Warwick girl, another focused on the deep issues plaguing Providence's public more
As of 2016, more than 217,000 Rhode Islanders - approximately 20 percent of the state's population - were 60 years of age or older, according to the Rhode Island 2016 Health Aging Data Report. By 2040, that figure is expected to increase significantly, more
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