Letters

Letters: RIers of the Year, a Rear View

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

Current, December Thank you so much for initiating the piece, “Neighborhood Crime Fighter.” Hopefully, it will encourage other neighborhoods to start similar actions. Cheryl Simmons Providence   “Rhode Islanders of the Year,” December Thank you for highlighting the work of Dr. Hank Wietsma, Dr. Ernie Finocchio and the newly opened Pets In Need Veterinary Clinic in your December issue. We…

Syrian Refugees in RI and Pizza Praise

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

“They’ve All Come to Look for America,” October I am a subscriber and would like to say the article on the Syrian refugees was fantastic. It was very well written and got to the heart of what refugees go through. I think it would help people see refugees in a different way, to learn how hard it is for them….

Senior Living and PARCC Detest

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

“Excellence in Nursing,” September As a potential disabled old person, I feel threatened by nurses like Karen Peck, who think it is their job "to help people understand that is a good thing." While it is hardly surprising that an executive of a "senior living" facility is promoting its services, Ms. Peck should realize that, although such facilities are fine…

A Seaweed Mystery, Cottontail Love

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

Snapshot, July I’m a former Rhode Islander now living in Florida and enjoy reading my issue of Rhode Island Monthly. In last July’s issue, the Snapshot written by Jen McCaffery about Captain Seaweed's caught my eye. They say they are on Ives Street for the past 130 years in Fox Point. I was born in 1928 and raised in the…

Advocate Thanks, My Top Dentist

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“Power to the People,” June Thank you for making people aware of what the utility companies are doing by shutting off power and how it affects the lives of low income and elderly residents with serious illnesses and disabilities in the state of Rhode Island. Your “Power to the People” article brought awareness to this problem. I have elderly parents…

Best of Rhode Island Bookstore, Get Rid of "Little Rhody"

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“Best of Rhode Island,” August Thank you for including independent bookstores in your “Best of Rhode Island” yet again this year. Since most of us are both the best and the only in our area, it is especially nice of you to include us in the poll. I know I’m not alone in my gratitude as your magazine helps to…

A Romance With Ann Hood, Projecting a Lifeline

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“Once Upon a Romance,” June I’m always glad to see an Ann Hood piece in the magazine. Her tales of growing up in Rhode Island always ring true, even when they are about derailed romances. More. Ann. Hood. Mark Thompson Kensington, Maryland I have been a big fan of Ann Hood for a long time, and I thoroughly enjoy her…

Letters: Oxygen Deprivation, Top Docs Kudos, Archives Design

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“Power to the People,” June @RWULaw proud to support @JusticeCenterRI. @RIMonthly describes terrifying instances of cutting electricity to people on oxygen machines. @MichaelYelnosky DEAN, Roger Williams University School of Law Via Twitter “Top Doctors,” May I would like to thank you for dedicating the May issue of Rhode Island Monthly to the top doctors in the state. Your publication allows…

Letters: Reporter Love, Leading Women, Sierra Barter

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Current, April Tonight I read in the April issue about Steve Brosnihan starting the flashing lights at 8:30 p.m. for the Hasbro kids and it moved me so much that he has done this wonderful thing for sick kids. I think that he and others should try to get people to start this in other state capitals. Thank you, Steve,…

Letters: Warwick Weighs In, Bay Praise

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    “You Are Where You Live,” March Your highlight of Cranston/Providence in your March 2016 issue, page fifty-one, mentions Pawtuxet Village (“…the bobbing boats of Pawtuxet Village….”) but leaves out Warwick. Those boats are still bobbing in Warwick. We're still here, in Warwick. We're still “a lovely village that, while increasingly trendy, is still a world unto itself.” In…