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Carol knew from the start. I suppose I’m more trusting…well, naïve. There was pounding on the front door. Ollie raced downstairs and I followed. At first I didn’t see anyone, and then … more
My grandmother should have been in my seat. She would have at home with the low light over the semi-circle felt-covered table. She would have been watching the cards of the other players and, in … more
Our 72-year-old vice-president, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., is contemplating throwing his hat in the ring for the 2016 Democrat primary for president. Affable, gregarious, endearing, and a … more
Lynne Taylor didn’t have to tell me she was concerned. Lynne has worked for the Beacon for more than 30 years and only a few times have I seen her look as troubled. Something had to be terribly … more
What would life be like without ice cream? Fortunately, I haven’t had to ponder that possibility for more than a day or two at a time, if that. When disaster strikes and the freezer is bare of … more
This past week, the governor presented her fiscal year 2017 budget during her State of the State address. Meanwhile, in the General Assembly, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello attempted to ram … more
I did something the day after Christmas that I never would have dreamed possible – I planted tulips. I wasn’t waiting until Dec. 26 to work on a spring garden, but when I saw the bulbs on sale … more
Last January, the 75th governor of the state of Rhode Island was sworn in. Our new governor had impressive credentials and an intellectual brilliance that was the diametric opposite of her immediate … more
This past week, the Republican candidates for president met again in another debate forum. However, much more than the previous debates, the moderators and questioners themselves were showcased more … more
Claude Bergeron bit off the end of the cigar, rolled it in his forefingers, and smelled it. He had been waiting for the moment. The cigar was the complement to what was turning out to be a perfect … more
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