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GIST NEEDS TO STAY:  About 600 teachers gathered on Monday to demand the State Board of Education deny Education Commissioner Deborah Gist a renewed contract.  Teachers are upset because Gist has … more
Tranquility can be deceiving. It’s probably happened to all of us. Just when everything is going perfectly, the unexpected happens and suddenly you are a victim of circumstances beyond your … more
HOW LONG CAN THE WHITE HOUSE DENY “DIRTY TRICKS”? Now that six months have elapsed since President Obama’s reelection, the White House seems to feel it is now o.k. to release information that … more
Ollie has found his voice, but we haven’t figured out all he’s trying to say. When introduced at the East Greenwich Animal Protection League in February, he was submissive. That was … more
GRAFFITI: There’s an old saying, “Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.” That’s apparently what Providence City Councilman Michael J. Correia of Ward … more
This was the action we dared not take – turning Ollie loose. That may sound strange. Dogs deserve to run free, even if it’s only in your yard. But that was not for Ollie until Saturday. … more
Any elected official in the state of Rhode Island who recommends that we walk away from our 38 Studios debt should have his head examined. As painful as it is, the collapse of 38 Studios means we owe … more
AIDING FUTURE TERRORISTS:  While it appears immigration reform isn’t going anywhere fast in Congress, our country still needs to slow down and scrutinize closely the projected impact that such … more
Boating talk: Rick Bellavance, president of the …
Over the past month there has been a lot of talk about recreational fishing, and a lot of talk about boating, and the impact they have on Rhode Island. As one might expect these industries bolster … more
The Bay was flat, calmer than it had been in weeks. The sky was brightening. It was going to be a beautiful morning. Carol was asleep. Ollie was curled in a ball half on his bed and half on the … more
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