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We here in the Ocean State are used to dealing with the inefficiencies of government. We know that we do not receive adequate goods and services for our taxpayer dollars. We also are aware that despite having a bloated government in regard to the more
It's better to give than to receive. I remember hearing that saying as a child and wondering what people were thinking. Had they not had the joy of birthday and Christmas presents? Had their parents not insisted, as my parents did, that my sister and I more
“Shoveling is the worst thing for you.” I didn’t say anything, knowing the explanation was to follow. “It doesn’t matter if it’s snow or dirt, people make the mistake of taking big … more
Fall comes in bright colors, blowing leaves and morning frost. There was none of that this weekend where “dreary” was the word to describe the weather, yet there was an invigorating change in … more
With half of her term already transpired, has Governor Gina Raimondo taken courageous political stands or has she preferred to focus on building a public relations portfolio? Every politician is driven by ambition. Ideally, a leader must find a pathway more
It pays not to know how much gas is in your tank. Really, there's a lot to be said for uncertainty. I've been living with it ever since the gas gauge on my 1962 356 Porsche, which I've owned since 1965, broke some 25 years ago. Of course, the Germans more
Have you had the feeling you're about to get stopped by a cop? It happened to me Friday on Route 88 in upstate New York. The four-lane highway cuts across rolling hills of farm and woodlands. It's a wide highway with a divider of fields dotted with more
Presidents when they leave office become marble men of American history. Of the 43 men who have served as Commander N' Chief (Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, therefore he counts as two), some have left stellar legacies of innovation more
Editor's note: Today's commentary, originally published by Columnist Herb Weiss in the 2006 issue of Senior Digest and later republished in his book, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly, is dedicated to Leo Lebrun, Carl Otto and Eugene (all more
I've always had a fascination with fish. It's not that I like eating them, because I don't. Rather, my interest is in the variety of species, habitats, and their role in the ecosystem. Some of them do amazing things, as I learned when I had an aquarium more
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