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Sometimes being the leader can cost you the race. That’s a lesson I was reminded of last Thursday during the second of the season’s sailboat races out of Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club. If … more
I looked down from the dinner table and as soon as I did, his tail twitched. Ollie had been watching intently. He had slipped quietly into the room, but I could feel his presence and now he knew I had his attention. In a whisper, barely audible, I said, more
I can still hear my father when I asked him about Father’s Day. “What do you think of Father’s Day?” I inquired. His answer was instantaneous. “It’s gimmick to make money,” he … more
By JOHN HOWELL Nineteen World War II veterans and another 29 from the Korean War were welcomed home for a second time Saturday. This time people they don't know were cheering, waving flags and running up to shake their hands, take their picture and thank more
Singing happy birthday over the telephone has become a family tradition. There's good reason, of course. With my daughter in Wyoming and my son, Jack, in Hong Kong, it's not exactly easy to celebrate birthdays in person. But even with Ted, who lives in more
The advances of today can soon become the antiques of tomorrow. I wasn't thinking of that this weekend when one of Ted's friends from college and his family visited. Their kids are a couple of years younger than Ted and Erica's twins, but that didn't more
By HERB WEISS During the month of May, commencement speakers will be addressing the graduating Class of 2017 at Colleges, Universities and higher learning institutions in Rhode Island and throughout the nation. Robed graduating seniors will listen more
I’d done as I was told. “Watch the video and try to get here before 9.” Now that I was in a trailer on the flight line at Quonset Point, I wasn’t prepared for what was to come next. I … more
“How about breakfast?” From Claude Bergeron’s tone, I knew exactly what he was asking. This wasn’t a casual invite to join him at one of many breakfast nooks to catch up on life’s … more
It's Easter. There's an orange glow to the horizon and moonlight fills the yard. It's 5:15. I check the outdoor thermometer and can't believe what I see.55 degrees. This Easter Sunday sunrise service will be like few others I've experienced at Warwick more
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