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By ROBERT FLANDERS On March 9, 2020, acting pursuant to the extraordinary powers that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Act ("e;EMA"e;) provides, Governor Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island "e;due to the dangers to health and life more
There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many physical, economic and mental health burdens to bear due to impacts made by the more
By PAULA McFARLAND I've lived in the same neighborhood in Cranston for the past 30 years. We bought our starter home in a "e;starter neighborhood"e; designed to be affordable for first-time house buyers. When we bought it, we paid $99,000. Today, most more
As we keep our distance from each other and watch with sadness as the coronavirus sweeps through our beautiful country and across the world, we are reminded how more
By COREY McCARTY "e;Gloria"e; is a 78-year-old Rhode Islander. She is a retired teacher on a fixed income who lives alone. She's also living with diabetes. Her doctor is concerned about Gloria's frequently missed appointments and why her blood glucose levels more
Editor's note: Susan Groh, a cancer survivor and Warwick resident, provided these thoughtful suggestions for these difficult times. By SUSAN GROH I know this pandemic has us all feeling nervous and unsettled, and a bit like we've stepped into an more
By BILL FYNN The alarming facts that 93 percent of Covid-19 fatalities in Rhode Island have been among persons age 60, and over with 80 percent of them were residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, are loud calls for action. We believe more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I truly thought my friend was exaggerating when she said she was off to find some toilet paper. When my friend in California said the people in the grocery stores were panicking, I dismissed it as pretty typical of my home state. But that more
In the weeks since the COVID crisis forced Rhode Island’s already struggling economy to functionally close its doors, the Mattiello-led General Assembly has been finding excuses not to … more
By MATT COLLINS Recently, I received a call from one of our members. Her daughter, while away at college, had visited an urgent care clinic for a suspected urinary tract infection, or UTI. The member was shocked to receive a bill for $800. How is that more
By DANIEL WALL The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown people's lives into upheaval in every possible way. Both health and economic concerns have brought unrest to our people and our institutions. Consequently, when the Cranston City Council passed the city more
I must respond to the recent opinion piece on education funding written by one of "e;Mattiello's Minions,"e; Rep. Robert Jacquard, who has lived off Cranston taxpayers as a pensioner, who pays nothing for his healthcare, and who even got his more
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