Letters to the editor
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To the Editor: Gun violence as a public health crisis is complex; there is no simple solution that will eradicate gun violence. However, there is evidence that states that have stronger gun laws and fewer guns have fewer gun deaths. I do not believe it's more
To the Editor: Rhode Island's cities are struggling. City finances are tight across the state. Public schools are underfunded. Pension obligations are growing, and city services are being reduced. Some cities are teetering on the edge of fiscal crisis. more
To the Editor: The Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter thanks the Rhode Island General Assembly for its support for Alzheimer's legislation in 2019. Their actions will now have a profound impact on helping those that have been touched by this more
To the Editor: I learned to swim at the Budlong Pool, just as countless young people have through the years. In summer's peak, community pools serve a vital function: to cool down, stay active and get together. Following an alleged youth altercation at more
To the Editor:Complaining about the possibility that Rhode Island’s estate tax might be eliminated, CPA Rich Streitfeld, in his Projo June 15 letter, asks who will “pick up the annual … more
To the Editor: Many individuals in Rhode Island - more than 23,000 - have Alzheimer's disease. Some of them are under 65 years old and have Younger-Onset. As traditionally certain elderly home community care services are eligible for those over 65, two more
To the Editor: Every 28 seconds someone makes a suicide attempt. I had a personal experience with this myself, when I lost my best friend and college sweetheart, Jonathan to death by suicide on October 31, 2003 in Essex Junction, Vermont. He was just 24 more
To the Editor: This year State Representative Susan R. Donovan of Bristol introduced Bill No. H5865, which would prohibit the release of a balloon inflated with helium gas. The bill received a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, but was held for more
To the Editor: As the founder and president of a Cranston dog rescue, I'm proud of Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's work to build momentum on animal protection efforts in the General Assembly. The Rhode Island House of Representatives has the opportunity to more
To the Editor: May 27 was a tough day for Red Sox fans and for baseball with the death of Bill Buckner. We should recognize him for his achievements and perseverance after he played for 22 seasons and was one of the most prolific hitters of his more
To the Editor: Records show that puppy-selling pet stores in Rhode Island source their puppies from USDA-licensed dealers, many with a history of egregious federal and state animal welfare violations. These breeders have received violations for a litany 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
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