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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
On the cusp of the Fourth of July, the attention of most Rhode Islanders is likely focused on planning for vacations, beach days, cookouts or other outdoor adventures. Anyone tuned into the news on Monday, however, became aware of the latest development more
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but the season isn't in full swing until the Fourth of July. The upcoming holiday and the weekends surrounding it provide Rhode Islanders a chance to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the more
The death of any child is enormously tragic. But the loss of 9-year-old Zah-Nae Rothgeb - a Warwick girl with cerebral palsy and other health issues who died earlier this year while in a foster home - is something more. Zah-Nae's caregiver now awaits more
Move over, Johnston turkey - another denizen of the wild is capturing Rhode Island's attention. A recent spate of black bear sightings in residential areas was taken to a new level Monday, as the appearance of a bear on the grounds of Cranston's Hope more
No one enjoys sitting in traffic. The gridlock can be especially frustrating when it stems from roadwork. After all, the presence of “work zone” signs and hardhats means someone, somewhere, made … more
It's become a trend in Rhode Island of late. A handful of communities - including Burrillville, West Greenwich and Hopkinton - have approved resolutions to declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuary towns." Most of the towns that have taken up" more
In March, on a 44-30 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation that would codify abortion rights in our state. Last week, however, the Judiciary Committee in the state Senate voted that measure down on a 5-4 vote. The more
The revolutionary spirits runs deep in Rhode Island. In May 1776, it became the first of the 13 American colonies to formally renounce its ties to the British crown. It was four years prior, however, in June 1772, that one of the formative events of the more
The recent stretch of gray, rainy weather notwithstanding, we are in the midst of a season when the spirit of our communities shines perhaps most brightly. At colleges, universities and high schools across the Ocean State, graduates will soon mark a more
For all the changes Rhode Island has experienced in recent decades, its overall population has remained roughly the same for some time. Indeed, since the 1970s, the Ocean State has been home to approximately 1 million people. That population has, more
Rhode Islanders remember all too well the disastrous effects of financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession. The extraordinarily difficult fiscal climate of the late 2000s and early 2010s upended countless lives. Millions were put out of more
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