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By STEVEN FRIAS Every month, Rhode Islanders pay a 911 fee on their phone bills, but most of the funds raised by this fee do not go to the E-911 system. Instead, every year, millions in 911 fees are diverted to pay for other expenses in the budget. For more
For many, the holiday season ends with the emergence of a New Year. All too often the optimism and resolutions, that come with this time, begin to be contested almost immediately, by a myriad of … more
To the Editor: After hours of testimony, debate and high emotion, the RI Senate Judiciary Committee declined to send abortion bill RHCA/S152A for a Senate floor vote. Pro-life supporters rejoiced and pro-choice advocates threw a temper tantrum. The 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
By DR. MICHAEL DACEY The United States is experiencing dramatic changes in healthcare and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Rhode Island in the debate over the acquisition of Care New England (CNE) by Partners Healthcare in Boston. I was more
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Mr. Chris Paplauskus, Mr. Joe DiCarlo as well as Mayor Allan Fung. They are all true to their word and understand how many of us still maintain pride in our homes today. Anytime I have more
To the Editor: I want to share my experience and discuss my support for Brigham Health's acquisition of Care New England. After feeling dizzy and experiencing chest pain, a cardiac catheterization at Kent Hospital revealed five blockages, requiring more
To the Editor: I am a 10th grade student attending Cranston High School East, and as a high school student in a time of mass shootings in schools around the country, I feel as though it is my duty to care for and protect my peers and fellow students. more
The proposed acquisition of Care New England by Boston's Brigham Health will enhance Rhode Islanders' quality of care and provide easier, affordable access to health care in Rhode Island, and will have a significant influence on our state's economy. We more
To the Editor: The debate over gun control, gun violence and gun rights refers repeatedly to the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. While we keep arguing over and over on this controversial issue, no action has been taken to stop the killing of 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
To the Editor: Given the conversations regarding the acquisition of Care New England by Brigham Health, I want to share my experience with doctors from both hospitals. After being diagnosed by my gastroenterologist with a colon polyp, I was referred to more
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