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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
In recent years, the scourges of sexual assault and harassment have finally been brought to the forefront of public discourse. A culture that has long been permissive of such misdeeds and misbehavior - and provided far too little in terms of recourse and more
Like so many aspects of our lives and segments of our economy, the business model of publications such as ours has been inexorably disrupted in the digital age. On the advertising side, businesses and individuals today have access to a broad range of 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 a sight we've all witnessed in the wake of winter storms - vehicles, still covered in ice or snow, making their way along the roadway. The windshield, in most cases, is at least partially clear - after all, some degree of visibility, no matter how more
With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, cynics and hopeless romantics find themselves at odds, as they often do, with one side lamenting the glorification of another commercial faux holiday that preys on human emotion for profits, and the other more
Military service today touches an increasingly small sliver of society. According to the Department of Defense, approximately 1.3 million Americans are actively serving in uniform. Hundreds of thousands more serve in a reserve capacity, although the 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 this space last week, we addressed the scourges of sexual assault and harassment, lauding U.S. Sen. Martha McSally - who represents Arizona but has roots in Rhode Island - for sharing her experience as a survivor of rape. The days since have put a new 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
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
The practice of burying our dead is one that dates back in human history as far as 100,000 years, by some estimates. In fact, burial of the deceased is not only a human phenomenon, as elephants and chimpanzees have been observed covering fallen brethren more
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