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You know there’s something ahead when the honking begins. The first warnings are a couple of isolated squawks, but I know from experience what to expect after that. Soon four or five more … more
It had to be in the 80s, before the Crowne Plaza was built and the battle was raging over the plan to build a jewelry trade center and when that fizzled, a hotel. Al Gemma led the charge to protect … more
This all seemed simple enough. I slid into the driver’s seat; made sure the truck was in park and turned the ignition key. Nothing. I jiggled the transmission shift just in case. Sill … more
STORY OF THE WEEK History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes, or so the saying goes. That spurred thoughts on two different events this week. In DC, U.S. House Republicans were unable to elect … more
Memories bridge distances. That was evident last Monday when Gordon Wilmot called with the news that Alejandro Camara, two of his children and a granddaughter would be arriving at his Warwick Neck … more
STORY OF THE WEEK House Speaker Joe Shekarchi remains in an enviable political position heading into his second term in what is sometimes called the most powerful post in Rhode Island state … more
It’s like someone – well, I suppose you could say, Mother Nature – flipped a switch. Late Sunday afternoon, just as Tony Petrarca forecasted Thursday, the first flakes of the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK The General Assembly’s steady march in a more progressive direction over recent election cycles brings to mind a metaphor – how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a … more
Joe White was a natural for the job. He was the right height, stout and rotund. He wasn’t fat, but had a paunch. That’s not what made him a good Santa, however. No, he didn’t … more
Ten dollars. I shuttered. Was I going to pay $10 for a Christmas tree? No way. Fortunately, neither Carol nor the kids were with me when I made the stop at a lot filled with trees. The kids and Carol … more
STORY OF THE WEEK Every now and then, the tectonic plates of Rhode Island politics shift, as campaign season fades and a fresh batch of leaders takes on new roles. We’re seeing that to some … more
It’s been some time since you’ve heard from Ollie, the spotted coon hound we adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League years ago. Ollie could have been the weekly topic … more
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