Chatter: September

Readers weigh in on stories in print and online.


Cool cover from Rhode Island Monthly of a 1925 Rhody beach scene. That’s my grandmother, Gladys Priestley (Crooks), in the middle with her older sister and friend.
Jim Crooks
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“The Horse Whisperers,” May/June
Beautifully written article on equine therapy. These Rhode Islanders are overcoming trauma with help from horses, a type of psychotherapy that is helping people who struggle with PTSD, depression and other behavioral health challenges.
Solutions Thru Horses
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During this COVID-19 pandemic, a real bright spot is receiving Rhode Island Monthly. I find the May/June issue as a great resource for summer fun in Rhode Island. I also enjoyed the focus on some vibrant seniors, which is inspiring and gives hope. When I read Rhode Island Monthly it is not only a wonderful escape, but I feel like I am on vacation.
Miriam R. Plitt

Summer Guide
My name is Guy Lombari and I have lived my entire life in Rhode Island. The only time I was absent from the state was the three years I served in the US Army. I just want to say thank you for the fabulous presentation of our state in the 2020 Rhode Island Monthly Summer Guide. Even though I know the state well, I was able to select some points of interest and food establishments to help me enjoy the summer during this unprecedented time.
Guy Lombari
Such a fun place to visit [the Fantastic Umbrella Factory]. Thanks for reminding me it’s
still there. Time for a road trip!
Lori B.
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