September 23, 2014
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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
We should have taken a clue from the parking lot. Cars were backed up to get in, but Ted didn’t hesitate. After all, we had planned on beating the dinner crowd. Who in their right mind would be … more
I had the feeling, as soon as I looked out the window Sunday morning that this wasn’t going to be a typical late September day. For starters, I could barely see the seawall and beyond that was … more
There seems to be no end to them. Christmas catalogs have been arriving for the past couple of months and what started off as a trickle has become a torrent. Our mailbox is stuffed. The pile … more
It’s good of you to come.” The words were said evenly and forcefully, as if he had been expecting me, although my father seemingly hadn’t opened his eyes. He laid ramrod straight, his head … more
This is the perfect time of year to be in the water. Why else would the Henriques family and their friends plan to jump into the Bay Saturday at noon? The event is the second annual Rhode Island … more
I could feel Carol’s tension. “You know, you’re over the white line.” I looked in the rear view mirror. There were a couple of cars behind me, but nothing close enough to be an … more
My brother-in-law, Edward, was on the phone Sunday taking a break from Super Bowl action and the entertaining ads – thank heaven for them. Earlier in the week, in an email, he inquired whether I … more
Steve looked at me with a smile and said, “With the windows out of it, this is really the time to decide whether to do the body work.” I saw his point. The car had pretty much been stripped … more
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