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PAWTUCKET PIT BULLS:  The City of Pawtucket has long had an ordinance that prohibits the pit bull breed of dogs from the city.  The General Assembly passed a law this year prohibiting … more
Winning is wonderful, but coming in last place isn’t that bad. I wouldn’t have thought that until I raced in the J-30 North Americans Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The J-30 is a sailboat that … more
CHAFEE LACKS COURAGE TO VETO:  If Governor Chafee wants to show voters that he has a backbone and is willing to make hard decisions for the good of our state, he failed miserably this week as the … more
Sometimes the least expected guests are the most welcome. It happened Sunday, soon after hanging up from a call from Kathy Herr in Montana. Kathy wanted to know how we were and exchange news. … more
The cool morning air wafted through the open windows. It was still dark, but the birds were awakening. The chorus started with distant crowing, a call that brought a response from deep in the woods. … more
FINALLY, RHODE ISLAND TOPS “GOOD” LIST:  Few people, even few reporters, noticed it.  But last week the Wall Street Journal wrote about the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford … more
“Bases” is the name of the game, but it could just as well be “the last man standing.” In this case, it wasn’t adults but grandchildren. There are five of them and they were all … more
WE’RE WORST IN NATION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT TAX: Add this to a seemingly never-ending set of bad lists that include Rhode Island as the worst or near the worst in the nation. Our unemployment … more
It made sense, but I couldn’t imagine I would be spending Father’s Day doing what Carol suggested. “You can’t write about this,” she insisted. “It’s too extraordinary,” I … more
ONE SHOE HAS DROPPED:  Moody’s bond rating service has downgraded Rhode Island’s 38 Studios bonds by two notches and has indicated it is considering downgrading the rest of our $2.1 billion in … more
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