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Remember the West Valley Inn? Its restaurant and function rooms were a favorite for political fundraising events, award banquets, comedy shows and entertainers. They offered Italian fare and it … more
I've been blessed with an internal GPS. It's something I've taken for granted. It's just there. I've left wooded trails to get to climb a rocky feature and carried on from there confident of … more
Three or four of us squeezed into the room. The heavy door closed with the sliding of a lock clearly audible. We looked at one another imagining what it would be like to know that it would be a long time before you went through these doors again. Ahead more
Miss a step and you can end up a mile away. That occurred to me Saturday, a day that defied the string of storms and frigid weather that has besieged us for the past three weekends. Finally, I would get the opportunity to repair the seawall stairs that more
"I didn't know about this until I read Thursday's Beacon," one constituent told Ward 7 Councilman and City Council President last week. News that the School Committee is focused on building high schools to replace Pilgrim and Toll Gate didn't break as more
This was the kind of snow that snow blowers are made for. It was dry, light and fluffy. But did we need so much of it? And then we had the wind to contend with, lots of wind. Yes, the thought that maybe this storm could get away from us crossed my mind. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The chain reaction set off by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin's decision not to seek re-election has resounded throughout Rhode Island. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, once described as the top Democratic rival to Gov. Dan McKee, jumped into more
"There's a bat in the cave." The comment from Dr. David McCann quite obviously directed at me had me bewildered. What was he referencing, was he looking for me to help him in some way? Or was he referring to my son Ted who was lying prone on the couch in more
You never know when you might learn something new. It took a snowstorm and a pigtail to make me appreciate the surprises of life, although at the time the situation was troubling. With all the hype over last Friday's quick moving storm with prospects of more
There's no second take when reporting news, but that's not the way making a film about the news works. I discovered that after getting a call from Forensic Files, the TV and Netflix series that first aired in 1996 featuring stories of how the facts put more
The email hit me like Santa delivering a sack of coal. It was from the PBS Store where I had found an array of marvelous gifts. I went to PBS in search of the series "The Indian Doctor," the story of an Indian doctor and his wife arriving at a small more
Are we suffering from a dearth of Christmas spirit? It's not a question I would have thought of asking a couple of weeks ago. After all it's not until after Thanksgiving that is seems appropriate to get a tree, put out the lights and shop for gifts. I more
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