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Straight Up The MiddleBy Cara CromwellA lull for boo-birdsOne thing that’s particularly fun about the first few weeks of the baseball season is the spirited back-and-forth taunting between fans … more
Some folks think that the panhandlers on corner streets are a threat to society. They see these mostly-displaced veterans, mentally ill folks, alcohol-dependent people and, yes, sometimes con … more
My son, T.J., is 16 years old. He has autism. He celebrates World Autism Awareness Day as if it’s his own day, just for him. Which I love.  Over the years, his confidence has grown so … more
Baseball is back! Every year Opening Day (and yes, I capitalize it like a holiday) brings a renewed sense of hope to fans around the world. It’s the time when every team has an even shot at the … more
Kudos to Governor Gina Raimondo for proposing sound ethics legislation. Her bills include barring anyone with overdue campaign fines from running for office and one for auditing 25 percent of all … more
I don’t want to be a millennial. Alas, I don’t have a choice in the matter. We get a bad rap. I’m part of a generation who has one foot in an analog world and the other in digital. … more
Ann Smith (not her real name) suffered from a ligament condition that resulted in back spasms several times a year, leaving her doubled over in pain and in the emergency room. The only relief for her … more
Special needs trusts come in three main flavors: first-party special needs trusts, third-party special needs trusts, and pooled trusts. All three trust varieties are designed to manage resources … more
The Family Caregiver Alliance has reported that spousal caregivers over age 66 who experience caregiving-related stress have a 63 percent higher mortality rate than non-caregivers of the same age. … more
At a press conference last week, North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi did not have one of his finer moments. For that matter, neither did some of the top brass in his police department, namely … more
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