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The clock stopped at 10:10. The hands couldn’t have been more perfectly positioned. Through the ripped glass of its door was a smiley face. Or was it mocking us? Time had stopped; the clock was not … more
ONE SHOE HAS DROPPED:  Moody’s bond rating service has downgraded Rhode Island’s 38 Studios bonds by two notches and has indicated it is considering downgrading the rest of our $2.1 billion in … more
EBOLA PREPAREDNESS: With almost every problem this country faces, our leaders are a day late and a dollar short addressing the problem. It’s happening again with the West African Ebola epidemic … more
Few things command admiration than gadgets that get the job done. And there always is a new twist on an old gadget. Take the corkscrew. It started out as a simple devise: a three-inch section … more
NO SWIMMERS HERE: The beach at Bruce Bay in the …
It only seems appropriate to conclude this series about my visit to New Zealand with a story about two beaches. New Zealand has many beaches and I saw a few. One of the most memorable, because of … more
What is it that intrigues us so much about traffic ticket stories? Is it that just about every motorist has a story about being stopped for some infraction and about the interaction with the … more
Like most men my age, my father and uncles were members of what news anchorman Tom Brokaw termed “The Greatest Generation.” They were men who risked everything to preserve our rights as … more
This is not the easiest time for Gina Raimondo. She’s being attacked for her ties to Wall Street and how much in fees Rhode Island is paying hedge funds to manage a portion of the invested … more
You know summer has arrived when the mocking bird greets the morning. I heard his call – or, rather calls – in the gray dawn Sunday. He was just starting his repertoire, like the bugler … more
How could it happen? It seemed too extraordinary to be coincidental, but there it was jolting me awake. I looked again, just to make sure. The digital red numbers on our bedside clock read … more
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