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Former business owner overcomes devastating setbacks

If you are in pursuit of the American Dream, you probably weren’t given a roadmap that would guarantee a successful journey. Ask the average man or woman on the street today what immediate thoughts come to mind about owning your own business, and you’ll probably hear, “Being your own boss,” and “Working your own hours.” However as Donald Russell … [Continue Reading]

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R.I. must take more steps to care for older seniors

  As Rhode Islanders, we’re proud of those things that make us like no other state. From stuffed quahogs and New York systems wieners to our opulent Newport mansions and the singular size and elegance that make the State House dome one of a kind, we exhibit a pride of place. One distinction you won’t […]

OT focuses on activities for self-sufficiency

Q: My 78-year old father recently suffered a stroke. He is about ready to leave the hospital and the discharge planner mentioned that he would need occupational therapy (OT) at home. What exactly is occupational therapy? ~ Carol P., North Providence A: Occupational therapy is an important part of recovery and rehabilitation for many diagnoses. Occupational therapists help […]

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Do what you like June 20 to benefit Alzheimer’s victims

The Longest Day is a signature event for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held on the summer solstice, June 20, teams across the globe honor those facing Alzheimer's disease with strength, heart and … [Read More...]

Concert will celebrate music of John Denver

  During the 1970s, John Denver was the most popular entertainer in the world. He sold more albums for RCA than any other artist in their history. But to say he was an icon would be to sell … [Read More...]

Priest’s “homily” will lift the spirits of theater patrons 

For a hilarious take on Catholicism, check out what the Rev. Patrick Aloysius Misgivings has to say at the Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) in Warwick on June 18. The good father, aka Dave Kane, … [Read More...]

Exhibit focuses on changing landscape

“Seasons,” a solo exhibition by Rhode Island painter and sculptor Gage Prentiss, will be on display at the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St., Woonsocket, until May 14. The exhibit … [Read More...]

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Strange but true

• It was 19th-century Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov who made the following sage observation: "Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for … [Read More...]

April trivia test

1. GAMES: How many dots are on a pair of standard dice? 2. GEOGRAPHY: The Tropic of Capricorn crosses three continents. What are they? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state capital is the only one that … [Read More...]

Horoscopes for April

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Your intuition will be right on. Follow your feelings in matters pertaining to financial investments. It’s time to deal with institutional environments, government … [Read More...]

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Spring into action with Serve Rhode Island

April is a busy month at Serve Rhode Island (SRI). We will celebrate National Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, and we will use this time to thank volunteers and reflect on the power of … [Read More...]

IRAs can be considered exempt resources  

My firm helps many families save assets from risk of loss for payment of nursing home expenses. That is true even when the individual is just about to enter a nursing home or is already in a nursing … [Read More...]

$3 million awaits Rhode Islanders that failed to file 2012 returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that federal income tax refunds totaling $950 million may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for … [Read More...]

R.I. must take more steps to care for older seniors

  As Rhode Islanders, we’re proud of those things that make us like no other state. From stuffed quahogs and New York systems wieners to our opulent Newport mansions and the singular size … [Read More...]

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Salute to Seniors

Audette makes giving top priority

You see him everywhere. Like the “energizer bunny,” sporting gray whiskers and a plump belly, semi-retired Pawtucket businessman Paul Audette has always been an advocate for the “voiceless” in the … [Read More...]

Serving children & families

Rhode Island Family Court Chief Judge Haiganush R. Bedrosian accepts her Salute to Seniors citation from “Senior Digest” Publisher and Editor Paul V. Palange during a presentation at the J. Joseph … [Read More...]

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