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CRANSTON’S PARKING TICKET SCHEME: A “scheme” is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a clever and often dishonest plan to do or get something.” That’s exactly what the Cranston … more
Steve looked at me with a smile and said, “With the windows out of it, this is really the time to decide whether to do the body work.” I saw his point. The car had pretty much been stripped … more
WILL MOLLIS STEP UP TO THE PLATE? Our current secretary of state and candidate for lieutenant governor, Ralph Mollis, supported the abolition of the “master lever,” the antiquated tool that … more
A GOOD CALL BY OBAMA:  To President Obama’s credit, he has directed the Justice Department to try the surviving Boston Marathon terrorist in a civilian court rather than before a military … more
CRANSTON PUBLIC SERVICE PAY INCREASES: The controversy over the Cranston police contract that was agreed to by Mayor Fung but rejected by the City Council brings to light exactly how public service … more
It made sense, but I couldn’t imagine I would be spending Father’s Day doing what Carol suggested. “You can’t write about this,” she insisted. “It’s too extraordinary,” I … more
I’ve had enough ice for now. I’m not talking about the Olympics, although there has been an overdose of figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, hurtling sleds and flipping snowboards in the … more
Tranquility can be deceiving. It’s probably happened to all of us. Just when everything is going perfectly, the unexpected happens and suddenly you are a victim of circumstances beyond your … more
LET’S STOP VOTING FOR A FAMILY NAME: Clay Pell, the 31-year old grandson of the Rhode Island’s late U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, has indicated that he may seek the Democratic gubernatorial … more
POLITICIANS AND PROVIDENCE STREET VIOLENCE:  The three Democratic candidates for governor have proposed ideas for reducing street and gang violence in Providence. Two of the three want to throw … more
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