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I reached into the jar and pulled out a card. It read, “Do you believe in karma?” This had to be karma. How else could Ken Stearns have ended up in Warwick sitting across from me at … more
I instantly, I knew what I was looking at: an elephant’s butt. That’s not usually the angle photographers choose to get an elephant photo. That’s part of what made the picture … more
STORY OF THE WEEK  Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee revisited his top campaign theme as he celebrated his primary victory last week. “As we said, it’s not the cards you get dealt, … more
You never know what you might find when making a move. It’s not that I’ve moved, for surely from within all the boxes on shelves and in the attic, not to mention drawers rarely opened, I … more
I test drove the EV on Thursday. Well, actually it wasn’t a test drive. It was for real. I voted in the Democratic primary. And to be precise, I was the 15th Warwick voter to use the … more
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At least that’s what my parents told me. But how do I prove it? Proving I was born seems ridiculous. After all, I’m here isn’t that proof? But … more
STORY OF THE WEEK With less than three weeks until Rhode Island’s Sept. 13 primary, the five-way Democratic race for governor took a curious turn. Nellie Gorbea’s campaign aired an ad … more
A couple of words can be used to describe what it’s like to get COVID, but as a rule, we don’t print them in hometown newspapers. Turn back the clock to April 2020. The shutdown was in … more
“Clam chowder?” Carol asked as I came into the kitchen. I expected her to hold up a Campbell’s can that she would open with a bit of help from a cranky can opener and set to … more
This is weird, unbelievably weird. So with that as a warning, you may want to read one of the letters on this page, which could also be weird, or look at a Charlie Hall cartoon that can be … more
STORY OF THE WEEK The soccer stadium at Tidewater Landing is variously described as a game-changer that will spark an economic resurgence in Pawtucket or a boondoggle that will be a historic … more
It seemed to be simple enough. That should have been warning enough, however, I went ahead and told my daughter Diana to put the Verizon account in her name – it was in my sister’s name … more
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