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The Providence City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would stop convicted murderer Nicholas Gianquitti’s disability retirement payments so long as he remains incarcerated. The … more
“Let’s have breakfast at Block Island.” I don’t pass up invitations like these from Claude Bergeron. I’ve had breakfast at several different airports with Claude, and Block Island is one … more
CRANSTON TRASH CONTAINERS: City services are supposedly paid for by normal city taxes. If enough money isn’t collected in taxes to pay for the services, then the tax rate is increased. Extra fees … more
Few things command admiration than gadgets that get the job done. And there always is a new twist on an old gadget. Take the corkscrew. It started out as a simple devise: a three-inch section … more
What is it that intrigues us so much about traffic ticket stories? Is it that just about every motorist has a story about being stopped for some infraction and about the interaction with the … more
Like most men my age, my father and uncles were members of what news anchorman Tom Brokaw termed “The Greatest Generation.” They were men who risked everything to preserve our rights as … more
You know summer has arrived when the mocking bird greets the morning. I heard his call – or, rather calls – in the gray dawn Sunday. He was just starting his repertoire, like the bugler … more
How could it happen? It seemed too extraordinary to be coincidental, but there it was jolting me awake. I looked again, just to make sure. The digital red numbers on our bedside clock read … 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
MEDICINE AND EDUCATION VS. MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION: These represent the visions of gubernatorial candidates Angel Taveras and Gina Raimondo for the 20 acres of prime land left vacant … more
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