Letters

Letters: Respecting Patients' Wishes, Mushroom Memories

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

“The Tyranny of Low Expectations,” October In regard to moving older adults from sheltered workshops into the community, I’m quoted as saying “I’m not so keen on it for the older population because those folks, because of their disabilities, they don’t have the capacity to learn nor do they want to.” The lone statement makes me sound insensitive and ignorant…

Letters: Nursing Excellence, Glee for Gum

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

“Excellence in Nursing,” September What a welcome surprise to see the featured “Excellence in Nursing” recipients! While the issue featuring “Top Docs” is well deserved, it's nice to see the spotlight on deserving representatives of a profession I love deeply. Nursing is the backbone of our health care system. A nurse's priority has always been the care and wellbeing of…

Letters: Best of RI Love, More Tacos

Rhode Island Monthly readers weigh in.

“Best of Rhode Island,” August #Contemporaries shout out! Thanks to @rimonthly for mentioning our cerebral meet-ups. (stayed tuned for new events this fall) #bestofri #provath #joinus Providence Athenaeum, @providenceathenaeum Via Instagram Nice nods to MB people in @RIMonthly's new Best Of issue — congrats to Hope and Main, Ava Anderson, Olneyville NYS, El Rancho Grande and Persimmon! Moses Brown School,…

Letters: Doughboys at Holy Angels, Rhode Island Monthly Love

August letters

Publisher’s Note, June Growing up on Maple Avenue in the sleepy town of Barrington in the ’50s and ’60s was a unique and treasured experience. My grandparents were part of the influx of immigrants who settled in Barrington and were instrumental in helping to build Holy Angels Church. My brother and I would anxiously await the arrival of the festival…

Letters: Inside the Emergency Department; Mom Blogger Audrey McClelland

Read the letters from our July issue.

“Overnight in the E.D.,” May Memories, as many good as bad (difficult). Great staff, great colleagues, countless psychiatric evaluations in the busiest Level One Trauma Center in the Northeast. Nothing that you don't see, outstanding team efforts, I miss it and the people (believe it or not). Ray Cooney Via Facebook “Pot Luck,” At Home, May Good article. I only…

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Read letters from our June issue

"Sex Matters," May I thoroughly enjoyed Jen McCaffery’s article about Dr. Alyson McGregor's research exposing how women's physiology cannot be truly understood from studies only done with men. She is helping to correct a bias in past research. Ironically, the sexist presentation of her as a person was alarming and possibly insulting. By the final photo, I felt like I…

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Reader letters from our May issue

Buds of History Thank you for the article and photos about the Whim in the March issue . Not only are the home and gardens a magical place, they are also full of history. After Edith Wharton sold the neighboring Land's End property, Rhode Island's Governor John Beeckman moved in. My great-great grandfather, John Balfour Urquhart, was Governor Beeckman's estate…

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April letters

One Bean Short Your February issue listed eight recommended coffee locations . We have not visited any of them; we simply tank up on the best as often as possible: the Coffee Exchange on Wickenden Street. This is a quintessential coffeehouse, from roasting to brewing to serving. Their tobe with a shot of espresso along with an almond croissant is…

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Letters from the March issue.

Forward Focus Thank you very much for honoring me as one of the thirty women in Rhode Island who try to advance the public good . The Audubon Society will benefit from the article, as readers understand that no one works alone and that the assets of our organization make it possible for me to do the work that I…

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February letters

Powerful Suggestion Your recent piece, “Powerful Women” , should have also included Helene C. Martin, who is the chief operating officer (acting) of the Eleanor Slater Hospital, where she also serves as the nurse executive. She is the first woman to serve in an executive position at the hospital in its 129-year history. The 495-bed Eleanor Slater Hospital is the…