Chatter: December

Readers weigh in on stories in print and online.

“Current,” October

Thanks for your faces of affordable housing article. It is always helpful to put faces on needs and issues!
Brenda Clement
Director, HousingWorks RI

I wish we could get more of these units. We sure need them. Thanks for the information. There are many different faces!
Joanne Pacheco via Facebook


“Best of Rhode Island,” September

It is inspiring to read about people helping others in this crazy world these days. But I do believe in giving credit where credit is due. There is a local business in Coventry by the name of Stone Essentials, run by Chris Lamendola. My sister, a nurse, had an acquaintance on the board of a local nursing home that was severely short of hand sanitizer at the beginning of the pandemic. She asked me if Chris might be able to make hand sanitizer for the nursing home. This eventually led to these and other nursing homes, numerous police and fire departments, receiving thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer that the company of Stone Essentials is not set up to make, but can, all for free and all to help the Rhode Island community.
Tom Hogan
East Greenwich

Thank you Rhode Island Monthly for the feature and to your readers for voting us best of Rhode Island in 2020. We’re so lucky to be a part of the Rhode Island community.
Frog and Toad via Twitter

We’re honored to have been named the winner of the best desserts category in Rhode Island Monthly’s Best of Rhode Island readers’ poll. Our fans are just the sweetest!
Gregg’s Restaurants via Twitter


“Reporter,” August

A safety net is what we need
instead of pandering to greed.
The rich can grind their axes,
But give them higher taxes.

Felicia Nimue Ackerman