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It was with reservation that I pulled into the Job Lot parking lot on Warwick Avenue Saturday.  It was packed. Would I be able to pick up a couple of paint brushes, roller and tray and take on … more
Surely you’ve heard the saying: “It takes a village to raise a child,” which Hillary Clinton made popular in her book “It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach … more
When I hit the send button last week to submit my weekly columns and other news/photos, I did not know it would be my final deadline. For the past 28 years, I have not missed … more
I  came to a stop across from Crossroads, the former Providence YMCA building, and waited for the light to turn green to get onto the on ramp to Route 95 south. It was Sunday, the scene … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: How about that GOP outsider who pledges to shake up the state for the better? Back in 2002, Don Carcieri was the political newcomer who campaigned on a theme of change and reform … more
Joy Fox, one of the seven Democrats vying for the Second Congressional District seat was running for another reason Saturday morning at a cleanup hosted by the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation … more
It’s amazing what we do to attract and repel animals. Rats are on the top of the “get rid of them anyway you can” list, with skunks and raccoons not far behind. Squirrels are … more
In case you missed it, Saturday was opening day for fresh water fishing. I missed it, too.  Yet it is a ritual that like the story of the big one that didn’t away, gets better in … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Democrats have already tried to nationalize the race for the Second Congressional District seat being vacated next year by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, warning about the perils of GOP … more
Depending on how you look at it, I’m fortunate to get my daily papers and Sunday Journal delivered early…very early. Actually, I can’t think of a reason it’s not great to … more
Never did I imagine I would burst out laughing at a candlelight vigil for Ukraine. Nothing is funny about what is happening there or to the estimated 3.8 million refuges forced to leave their … more
Some years ago, the date buried in the sands of my memory, I got one of those calls that made me wonder if there was some truth to the tale I was being told. The caller said “you would … more
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