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Rhode Island children are struggling because many live in families without a parent who has a full-time job. File photo.
Bill the 1st July 22, 2014 at 05:11 pm
While technically correct, I would hardly use the phrase "bottom half" to describe 26thRead More out of 50. More descriptive would be "middle of the pack". If you really want to make a negative perception, you could say "lowest ranked in New England." As for costs, it is a sad fact that our costs are comparable to Mass, but we are well behind them.
Jeff Crawford July 23, 2014 at 07:05 am
What do you expect from a State Legislature that is more concerned about making Calamari the StateRead More Appetizer than insuring our kids are getting a proper education.
Ralph July 23, 2014 at 01:32 pm
I'm dating myself but we studied the 3R's when I was a kid reading, writing and rithmatic, and weRead More put up with Dick and Jane. My generation did very well! perhaps we should look at the way our kids are being taught and point the finger where it belongs NTA!
Raymond Fellows July 23, 2014 at 10:27 am
I always give blood and sometimes platelets if Im a match for someone. The Red Cross is dear to myRead More heart as when my father died I was stationed overseas. The Army wasnt very helpful getting me home for the funeral but I approached the Red Cross and they made it happen. They are a good organization that helps a lot of people. Giving blood is quick, painless and saves lives, call your local Red Cross and see where the nearest blood donor clinic is, its the right thing to do!
Chris12 July 23, 2014 at 11:37 am
I became a blood donor by accident. I was called for jury duty last year. As you know you have toRead More sit around and wait for your name to be called for a trial. While we were all waiting the jury attendant entered the room and announced that the mobile blood center just arrived. He said, " If you donate we will look very favorable upon you." I bolted out of my chair, ran down 4 flights of stairs , and got in line. My thinking was anything is better than sitting around another day waiting to be called for a trial. I was amazed at how fast and easy it was to donate blood. AND the jury attendant released me from jury duty for the next 3 years!! I've been donating blood every two months since that wonderful day I was released from jury duty...
Gretchen Robinson July 23, 2014 at 01:11 pm
great story!!
Robin July 22, 2014 at 04:59 pm
YES it's Stop and Shop too
carpe diem July 22, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Yikes! Thanks, I actually got an automated call about it and dumped the potentially contaminatedRead More peaches I bought straight away ...
Taylor Baltzer July 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Not Dave's though?
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CompassCarrier July 22, 2014 at 04:27 pm
@POV I'm surprised by the nature of the comments as well; kind of an undercurrent ofRead More anger/resentment directed at Wilson's....... not sure why.
carpe diem July 22, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It's the sense entitlement that's off putting. Because we've been here for so long, we are more thanRead More a store for profit, we are an institution. We are more than a family owned business who has achieved considerable financial gain and stature thanks to the patronage of our local customers, we are Wickford. We should continue to be here even though times have changed, we haven't adapted successfully and we can't pay our bills. It's sweet to know that some people will rally to help out, pay back or pay forward to this business whom they consider to be more of a friend than a business. And it's a bonus that everyone can know who donated, since this information is on public display. In the face of the many more needy and meaningful local and state-wide causes and charities that one could donate their money to, donating to this one escapes me. To each his own.
Politics Sheriff of NK July 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Again what happened to that Alex and Ani involvement? As to the store, Old Wickford died whenRead More Barbers and the others closed, which resulted in the shift from a truly local NK economy to a bedroom community - whose yuppie dads and soccer moms have little connection to the local fabric. In that realm, no one has created a new Wickford - which because the genuine local economy died, would have to be a faux village anyway as paper thin as NK's new population now that it's a typical subirban bedroom community rather than the rich, genuine, diverse local one it once was.
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Bob semple July 21, 2014 at 02:47 pm
With all due respect to everyone..government should not Do anything..other than dropping some ofRead More there crazy regulation.wickford is doing quite well right now. We have been in business there for 31 years, and are doing quite well. There are also other stores doing just fine. When the sewers go in it will even get better. Stores that have what people want, treat the customer fairly and have a good business plan, will thrive.
Scott Madison July 22, 2014 at 11:04 am
The spoils of an open market. Succeed or fail depending on your reaction to changing marketRead More conditions. I can appreciate their desperate attempt requesting the charity to keep the doors open, and I hope they do. Unfortunately, like Kodak who ignored the switch from film to digital, failure to respond to changing market conditions will be a companies demise...no matter how many lifelines they receive.
observer July 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm
We have a free enterprise system and direct intervention or manipulation by government is way out ofRead More bounds. I was at the dentist's office and the Wilsons/Wickford topic came up in the conversation. One of the people who works at the office, not in NK, stated that they would never shop in Wickford. I asked why, the answer was because of the uppity attitude of many of the shops. This was not the first time that I have heard this expressed. I personally have experienced the same attitudes and have ceased shopping there for quite some time. I am an NK resident. @E. Waxman--you have a vested interest. You also have a big liberal attitude toward government "help" a time tested recipe for disaster. What happened to the work hard, self sufficient attitude that made this country great. This is still a free enterprise system in spite of all the liberal government attempts to control everything. Our town wide issues need to be addressed not personal preferences!
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
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Vero July 20, 2014 at 09:55 am
What a beautiful property -
ray July 21, 2014 at 08:04 am
do what we should do to all those monuments to the rich, drive a bulldozer through them all...andRead More make a park for the working people!!
Brew July 21, 2014 at 09:40 am
Turn it into a mall.
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Smarty McSmartypants July 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
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Bryan Harz July 22, 2014 at 07:38 pm
The amendments the House is passing to not penalize banks who do business with legal medical andRead More recreational pot dispensaries, and also to prohibit the DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws is all really good news! This is a step in the right direction allowing the people of their home state to be a real voice in what kind of society they wish to live in. Now that is real freedom! We'll have to see how the Senate handles it.
Johnny R July 23, 2014 at 09:08 am
Governments BIG lie (marijuana has no medical benefit) is why the feds keep Marijuana laws,theyRead More prevent cures of all kinds of diseases. Who benefit's from that? IN 1999 Rick Simpson found the cure for cancer - in 2001 he tried to tell the world! http://youtu.be/Ckn5LrzoU7k
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UnfilteredHonesty July 18, 2014 at 10:16 am
crayon is vandalism? really? LOL and having items stolen from a car with the windows open and it'sRead More unlocked? hahahahah you moron! cars have locks for a reason! and they talk about stupid criminals!!
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Bill the 1st July 16, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Dphs18, are you running for office? There were lots of uncontested races in this State. Nothing willRead More change unless there is a real grassroots initiative to rally the troops and field candidates. Problem is, it has become generational. On the daytime baby-daddy shows, the 42 year-old grandmother who had a kid at 15 is there with the 27 year-old mother to confront the 13 year-old kid because she's sleeping around and pregnant. The masses in this State are the trashy, selfish, idiots who elect the Dem. GA because their trashy, selfish, idiot parents did. And the parents do it because their parents did it. The sad thing is that all this was born of real, genuine hardship and deplorable working conditions, and outright abuse of the least fortunate. And it was born from the heroes who faced evil in World War II. And it was born of the innovators who revolutionized the World with technology. Oh, how far we've fallen.
K-Stick July 17, 2014 at 10:21 am
The state of Rhode Island will benefit if either Block or Fung make it to office: a necessary stepRead More to offset the GA's recklessness. I agree with Bill that we need new candidates to challenge the incompetency in our State "Leadership" but there seems to be a defeatist attitude in the voters in that we keep elected the last guy to continue us on our path to ruin...what we need to do is encourage people run against the seated officials, and when there is a challenger to VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT THE LAST ONE. Hopefully, this will encourage change and to show the seating officials they can lose and that new ideas and different leadership can win.
K-Stick July 17, 2014 at 10:23 am
The state of Rhode Island will benefit if either Block or Fung make it to office: a necessary stepRead More to offset the GA's recklessness. I agree with Bill that we need new candidates to challenge the incompetency in our State "Leadership" but there seems to be a defeatist attitude in the voters in that we keep electing the last guy to continue us on our path to ruin...what we need to do is encourage people run against the seated officials, and when there is a challenger to VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT THE LAST ONE. Hopefully, this will encourage change and to show the seating officials they can lose and that new ideas and different leadership can win.
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