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CRANSTON PUBLIC SERVICE PAY INCREASES: The controversy over the Cranston police contract that was agreed to by Mayor Fung but rejected by the City Council brings to light exactly how public service … 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
EXETER RECALL ELECTION: Normally, one would say that if a town’s citizens don’t like something the town council does, they should vote against the councilors in the next election and make sure … more
MORE BAD THAN GOOD IN IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT:  Iran has 440 pounds of weapons-grade uranium that can be made into an atomic bomb in only weeks; it has enough low-enriched uranium for eventual … 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
WHO NEEDS DEMOCRATS? After reading about donations and support given to Democrats by the two announced Republican candidates for governor in Rhode Island, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and Moderate Party … more
It’s all about connections. Actually, it’s a lot more than connections, although having them is extremely helpful. Last week I used this column to write about Mike Integlia and how he put … more
WARWICK SEWER ISSUE: I was taken to task by two online readers last week about my article on Warwick School Committee member Eugene Nadeau who attributed Narragansett Bay’s bacterial pollution to … more
TAVERAS’ STATEMENT HYPOCRITICAL: In his public announcement declaring himself a candidate for governor, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras made a statement that obviously referred to his likely … 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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