September 30, 2014
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SOMETHING FISHY BETWEEN DEEPWATER AND STATE? If Deepwater Wind, the company that wants to build an electricity generating wind turbine farm in Rhode Island Sound, wants the public to accept it and … more
Carol’s voice was filled with anxiety. She was breathless. “He’s gone.” She didn’t need to say anything more. Ollie was on the loose in the neighborhood. She gave me the details. … more
KILMARTIN REMISS IN FAILING TO OBJECT TO PAROLE:  State Senator Dawson Hodgson, who is running for attorney general against incumbent Peter Kilmartin, accused the attorney general of failing to … more
It was the wind that plow crews were up against Thursday night and into Friday. It blew a steady 25 with gusts of 40 and higher. And it was cold, very cold, which was probably a good thing, for … more
Carol and I were talking over lunch when I was nudged from behind. I reached back and felt the cold snout of our newest family member, Oliver. He has been with us for a year now and, upon … more
I now know why old guys like old cars. Well, maybe gals like them, too. I’ve written about my old car – a 1962 356 Porsche coupe – in prior columns. I bought it in 1966 from a Rambler dealer … more
My kids said it was time to “graduate” to a smart phone, although if its battery hadn’t died, I would probably still be a member of the flip-phone generation. The flip filled the basics and … 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
It must have been the rush before the big game. That had to be the explanation for the crowd at Dave’s Marketplace when I stopped in for a pound of coffee; or perhaps the shoppers were taking … more
A CODE OF ETHICS THAT’S NOT: When Rhode Island enacted a Code of Ethics in 1992, one of its key provisions was a “revolving door” prohibition that was intended to keep state elected and … more
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