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“Quick,” I yelled downstairs to Carol, “There’s a huge owl in the tree outside.” “What?” From the kitchen came a prolonged howl. This wasn’t anything ordinary for Ollie. This … more
WARWICK COUNCILMAN’S POOR JUDGMENT: It looks like Warwick Councilman Charles J. Donovan has been able to avoid the felony weapons charge that was originally applied along with his arrest for drunk … more
This has got to be a first – a dog that ruptures plumbing causing the instant loss of water pressure and sending a geyser shooting from the side of the house, which threatens to erode a section of … more
My kids said it was time to “graduate” to a smart phone, although if its battery hadn’t died, I would probably still be a member of the flip-phone generation. The flip filled the basics and … more
The smallest adjustment can have dramatic outcomes. Surely someone has said it much better than that. But the lesson is simple as understood by mariners when setting a course before the days of … more
A CODE OF ETHICS THAT’S NOT: When Rhode Island enacted a Code of Ethics in 1992, one of its key provisions was a “revolving door” prohibition that was intended to keep state elected and … more
To the Editor: I want to express my concern that the legislature may once again follow the Mad Hatter down the rabbit hole and support the Skeffington proposal for a new stadium. The state can … more
“JUDGES?  WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING JUDGES!”:  After the Justice Department’s debacle when it secretly searched reporters’ records without seeking an impartial judge’s approval, and … more
I’ve always been fascinated by fireworks but never understood the obsession some people have with them. Don’t misunderstand me. I suppose like most kids, our hometown Fourth of July fireworks … more
IS THE U.S. EXCEPTIONAL? President Obama, in his address to the nation last week on the Syrian chemical weapons issue, told us that our foreign policies - to include the willingness to use military … more
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