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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
CHAFEE WAFFLING TO THE END: Governor Chafee's record during his almost four years in office is replete with examples of his waffling on important issues. He just hasn't seemed able to make up … more
Not long after Mother’s Day, I stopped in at Tracey’s Greenhouse, next to Dave’s Marketplace on West Shore Road, to pick up plants for our flower and vegetable gardens. It’s become a … 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
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
CRANSTON CITY COUNCIL CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS: The Cranston City Council and Mayor Allan Fung denied the Cranston School Committee its request for an additional $1.7 million to run the … more
A spring day, like Sunday, can make everything seem so fresh. It makes sense, of course. We’ve had a long winter. It’s been a deep freeze and even the crocuses have been reluctant to push … more
Rose Hewitt’s feet were in the sand and the wind blew through her silver hair. Before her was a panorama of blue, white and gray. The tide was out. Wavelets were breaking in neat orderly rows on … more
I’m holding the can now. I’m told it would be worth $8 on eBay, if I hadn’t popped the top and drained the contents, ever so slowly, about two hours ago. The can was a reward for finishing … more
WARWICK AND CRANSTON SENATORS DEFY CONSTITUENTS WISHES: When voters go to voting booths in November they should remember which senators voted to keep the master lever. Study after study has shown the … more
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