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The cool morning air wafted through the open windows. It was still dark, but the birds were awakening. The chorus started with distant crowing, a call that brought a response from deep in the woods. … more
Winning is wonderful, but coming in last place isn’t that bad. I wouldn’t have thought that until I raced in the J-30 North Americans Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The J-30 is a sailboat that … more
Ollie met Memphis on Sunday. The two have a lot in common. For starters, they are Southern boys and they’re both hounds, although the couple who rescued Memphis believes he’s got a bit of Bernese … more
Do you remember Cato Fong, the sidekick to inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther movies? Cato would spring on the screen from seemingly nowhere, arms swinging and … more
I had the feeling, as soon as I looked out the window Sunday morning that this wasn’t going to be a typical late September day. For starters, I could barely see the seawall and beyond that was … more
My brother-in-law, Edward, was on the phone Sunday taking a break from Super Bowl action and the entertaining ads – thank heaven for them. Earlier in the week, in an email, he inquired whether I … 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
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
It’s all about connections. Actually, it’s a lot more than connections, although having them is extremely helpful. Last week I used this column to write about Mike Integlia and how he put … more
ENMITY BETWEEN WARWICK SCHOOLS AND CITY ALMOST AMUSING: The arguments, barbs and outright hostility between the Warwick School Department and the city of Warwick have gone on for years. The city … more
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