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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
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
It's not customary to see a son hug his father at 7:20 a.m. at Tennis Rhode Island, especially when they're playing on different courts. But then Saturday wasn't just another day for retired Warwick teacher and Toll Gate tennis coach Bob Coker. It was more
You could set your watch by Harvey Davies. If you didn't see his Cherokee outside Davies Service Center in Conimicut, you knew it wasn't quite 8 a.m., although the lights would be on and you could see the heads of the "e;coffee committee."e; Of course that 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
Food can be like music. There are foods -take popcorn - that are not considered a meal yet are great when you need a little something to tide you over between lunch and dinner, or you have that compunction to chew while watching the game and anxiously 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
I wonder if times have changed. No question exponential developments in technology keep pushing us further and faster. Artificial intelligence and robots have eliminated jobs and invaded domains, such as writing stories, which seemingly are dependent on more
By HERB WEISS Just before the upcoming 2020 Iowa Democratic Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, 2020, six of the 12 remaining Democrats presidential candidates came to Drake University in Des Moines on Jan. 14, 2020 to debate. While these candidates touted their more
Joe McNamara couldn't look happier Saturday morning. He had good reason to be as people streamed into State Democratic headquarters at 200 Metro Center Boulevard to sign sheets for the party's presidential candidates in order for them to run in the more
By HERB WEISS By April 1, every home across the nation will receive an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency, to participate in the 2020 Census. Once this invitation arrives, it's important for you to immediately answer more
It's hard to get your work done when Ollie is around. It hasn't always been like this. Our adopted spotted coonhound from North Carolina, via the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, has always had an aloof side. He only hears his name when it is more
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