ERIKA SANZI – Standing up for boys

I published a piece in the late afternoon on Presidents Day that resonated with so many readers, it immediately went viral. Messages of “thank you” began rolling in from strangers in the U.S. and... more

ARLENE VIOLET – A tale of two agencies

A few days ago I landed at the Fort Lauderdale Airport after being out of this country. I try to view my return with the fresh eyes of a newly arrived person in order to access what image the United... more

Letters to the Editor

Will the choice be natural grass for NP athletic fields?

The question for the people of North Providence is what type of surface do we want on our athletic fields? What type of surface will our elected representatives choose? As we seek to have safe and... more

Take action for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In 2016, 51 percent of Rhode Islanders living with HIV were black/African American and Hispanic/LatinX while 45 percent were white. In 2017, 47 percent of newly diagnosed Rhode Islanders with HIV... more

SHS track needs a major upgrade

Smithfield residents, A little under four years ago, 2016/17, the high school track started to deteriorate. They came up with a plan to spend $100,000 on a (Band-Aid) to guarantee the track for... more

Adam: 100th day celebrations poke fun at seniors

The Valley Breeze Cumberland-Lincoln edition of Feb. 13-19 included a Senior Living Guide supplement. On page 4 of the guide, an article cited some of the concerns of our state’s seniors, “expressing... more

‘Identifying Child Molesters’ – A book of harrowing knowledge

I’d like to share some information with you from a book, “Identifying Child Molesters,” by Carla van Dam PhD. She states these monsters start by grooming a community for about two to three years... more

Mericle: Is there a more balanced parenting expert than Rosemond?

Why, for the love of all that is holy, do you continue to run the so-called “traditional parenting” column by John Rosemond? His advice is terrible, his reasoning tortuous and often specious, and he... more

Thoughts on the Transportation and Climate Initiative

Everyone knows that global climate change and environmental pollution deserve serious thought and consideration. Cars and trucks emit around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases... more