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By MAUREEN MAIGRET Like most older adults, at age 90 Anne wanted to stay in her own home when she started to need some help. Staying at home by using home care or adult day services is a realistic choice for many older adults with adequate means. For more
By MICHAEL ALBANESE Amazon is ready to take over the world. In Amazon's annual filing at the beginning of the year, they listed "e;transportation and logistics services"e; companies in their competitors for the first time. This means that Amazon is expected more
When I was in high school, I took a bus trip with my Mom and 40 or so women from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C. The trip was sponsored by the RI Democratic Committee.  I recall joining … 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
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
Across the state in recent months, there has been an enormous amount of hand-wringing by some school officials over an advisory opinion issued this past April by former state commissioner of … 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 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 SAMUEL ZWETCHKENBAUM Dozens of research studies have proven the safety and benefits of drinking water fluoridation. For decades, people in the United States have benefited from drinking water with fluoride. It has kept people's teeth strong and more
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By MEGAN KENNEALLY Some people may think that a way to quit smoking cigarettes might be to try a vaping product. However, the effects of vaping products are similar to those that occur after smoking cigarettes. Do you ever see a dramatic puff of smoke more
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