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When flashy LA litigator Johnnie Cochran came to Providence after the friendly-fire fatal shooting of Officer Cornel Young back in 2000, Buddy Cianci accused Cochran of trying to sow division. Cliff Monteiro, then the president of the Providence NAACP, more
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The bay beckons. I saw it Saturday when powering out of Warwick Cove, and there was a parade of incoming vessels in the wake of a sailboat under power. It looked and felt like mid-July and all thoughts and worries of COVID-19 were blown away by the warm more
I learned the power of the written word Thursday afternoon as I sat with Jody King in his truck in front of the Station Fire Memorial in West Warwick. Jody lost his brother, Tracy, in the nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives. He along with Gina Russo, a more
You rarely see anyone hitchhiking, and if you do it's unlikely you would stop. It wasn't like that when I was in my teens and 20s. Hitchhiking was a respectable form of travel, and if you were driving you returned the favor; you felt guilty if you more
My son, Jack, called from Hong Kong Friday night and gave me a picture of the "e;new norm"e; for a family living in a city of more than 7 million people doing their best to ward off COVID-19. For starters, he's not going anywhere. That's not like Jack. The more
Rhode Island's elected officials face a massive task in balancing Rhode Island's budget while trying to position the state for an economic recovery from the pandemic. "e;Just keeping the lights on, providing basic public services, will itself be a gigantic more
Drip.drip.drip. Actually, it was more of a humming sound, but there was no mistake it was water. I stood in the office men's room and wondered what it could be. I had already checked the sinks and toilets in the restrooms. Everything looked fine. The more
Saturday was one of those idyllic spring days when the early rising sun turns the dew to mist and the smell of what is blooming is rich in the air. The bay was inviting, the water reflecting the brightening sky. Ollie knew I would be taking the boat out more
By STEVE FRIAS As first reported by WPRI, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello ordered a performance audit of the R.I. Convention Center Authority. The timing of the audit coincided with personnel troubles for James Demers, a longtime friend of Mattiello, more
With that's making the headlines these days, this seemed like appropriate relief from coronavirus. I fell in love in college. She was a red 356 with leather seats and a sound like no other car I'd owned. But love can be costly, and I was a college more
"John," the voice on the phone queried, "maybe you can help me, my phone doesn't seem to be working." "But Julie," I responded you're talking on your phone and it seems to be working fine." "It's not that. The phone doesn't ring when someone is calling." more
It's a small craft slightly longer than 12 feet with a full keel, a graceful transom and a pleasantly curving bow. We're not sure of the model - she's been called a Bulldog - but that doesn't really matter. A brass plate just below where the mast meets more
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