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“What do you think?” Carol asked apprehensively from the back seat. I knew she had felt it as well as the rest of my passengers. The car was sliding, nothing as bad as fishtailing, but every … more
RI PENSION SYSTEM NAMED AMERICA’S BEST: Our public employee unions can cackle on as much as they want and closely supervise their entirely biased “pension investigator” who was hired to give … more
“No way. Never. You’re not getting it.” I protested. “But this is really a good deal. You get Pennsylvania Railroad and all this money,” I said displaying a pile of 50s and a $100 bill … more
At first glance, most Rhode Islanders would say that the federal government should continue paying out unemployment benefits to those who are still out of work after exhausting the 26 weeks of … more
THIS COLUMN’S FINAL EDITION: Several months ago, after more than three years writing this column, I told the Beacon’s publisher, John Howell, that after the November elections I intended to move … more
PAY, BUT THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE 38 STUDIOS BONDS: Three points of interest surround the botched loan of $75 million to 38 Studios. First, we must repay the bonds. Otherwise, credit rating agencies … more
THUMBS UP/DOWN ON LATE SESSION LEGISLATION: With the General Assembly session now complete, it’s time to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to several pieces of legislation passed or rejected toward … more
OK, you’re going to think I’ve lost it, but I’ve fallen in love this winter. Like the rest of you, I’ve had enough snow and heard too many times how this February rivaled the all-time … more
COINCIDENCE OR CRONYISM? Several months ago the State Property Committee approved a no-bid contract to relocate a probation and parole office to the downtown Providence area. Gubernatorial candidate … more
Two things that I’m not known for are being early and not having my cell phone. Saturday, I discovered what it’s like to be early – very early – and also the frustration of not having my … more
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