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It was a slow snow last week, the kind of storm we have not seen in many years. Usually if we get anything more than a dusting it arrives in the form of a nor'easter. The snow comes fast and furious, sometimes at the rate of more than an inch an hour. more
I had forgotten how awkward it is to be a teenager until I became a grandfather. The realization hit me Saturday soon after my son Ted, his wife, Erica, and their twin daughters, Alex and Sydney, arrived for an evening of Chinese takeout. While I visited more
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline has gone from working as a public defender in Washington, D.C., to prosecuting an impeachment case against the former president of the United States, Donald Trump. Although he was recruited by a well-known Wall Street law firm more
I knew what Joe Gallucci was going to say. I had heard it before. This time, however, he started off holding his hand up so all his fellow members on the City Council could see the big zero he created between his thumb and forefinger. He had everyone's more
Sometimes it's best off remembering the good old days rather than seeking to replicate them. Of course, that's all too sensible. So when my son Ted called to say the pond was frozen and he was having friends over to skate, I was anxious to go. A week more
Gina Raimondo's upward trajectory was evident during her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. She was politely peppered with questions on subjects ranging from salmon preservation in the Northwest to more
Lt. Gov. Dan McKee - who is poised to assume leadership of Rhode Island as soon as early next month - said the limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine represents "e;a juggling act that's going to be virtually impossible to manage."e; The timing is crucial - more
I know, Christmas is over and it's time to put away the decorations and cast out the tree. I've always had difficulty packing up Christmas. The Santas, the reindeer and inflatable snowmen wear thin, but the lights and the tree have lasting power. The more
Rhode Island politicians love few things more than patronage. With Gov. Gina Raimondo pursuing her national ambitions and abandoning her recently self-described "massive obligation to the people of Rhode Island," Lt. Gov. Dan McKee will more
I should clean my desk more often, because it's full of surprises. There's a system to my desk even though most observers would simply label it a "e;disaster."e; Reports including city budgets, initiatives and studies that are often used for references are more
His eyes were wide, unblinking, staring. I tried reading them. What was Ollie trying to say? They weren't the eyes that intently watch from beside me at the dinner table as long as I haven't finished eating, in which case he moves to Carol's side of the more
The pre-holiday slow down is upon us, with prime opportunity for news dumps. Thanks for stopping by. As always, I welcome your tips and comments, and I wish my readers happy holidays and better times in 2021. You can follow me through the week on Twitter more
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