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STORY OF THE WEEK: If you were driving around North Providence, parts of Providence or other local communities during torrential downpours early last week, you may have felt like an extra in … more
“Time to return the milk and bread,” said “Arizona Pete” as he and his wife Wendy walked the dock at Pleasure Marina in Oakland Beach Friday afternoon. They were headed to the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK : Democratic primary voters had their say and now Gabe Amo is the new rising star in Rhode Island politics. While former state representative Aaron Regunberg was widely perceived as … more
“How are you going to find your way?” I looked in the direction of the shore shrouded in fog and spotted the outline of the Beach Avenue overlook in Conimicut. I made out two figures … more
Jim, who I’ve known for years, and I stood in the warmth of the morning sun about 240 miles away from Warwick, which I suspect from his perspective is a crowded section of New England. … more
“See that?” Ben Block said pointing to an orange blob turning red at the center position in a sea of arrows that more or less formed a pattern from southeast.  He handed over the … more
Clank…clank.                It was a tapping of metal on something hard and not what I expected. It was close, … more
She was waiting for a table at Smokey Bones on Route 2 in Warwick with her family, when a waitress ran up to her “freaking out” and excitedly hugging her.  The waitress then bent … more
“Pick me,” read the wording on the package of Pacific Northwest granny apples. If I saw it, it registered subliminally. I knew what I wanted and pulled the green apples out of the cooler … more
We’re a city, but we’re also a town, a small town. There are those who would say otherwise. With more than 80,000 residents Warwick is probably the state’s second largest city, … more
Warwick has some great neighborhood watchdogs. Well, watchdog isn’t entirely correct, since the people I’ve meet over the years don’t just bark when something raises their hackles, … more
“Go down there, see what it’s like, get a feel for the place.” I wasn’t sure what I was asking Atul Thyvalappil to do was registering. I had no idea what he would write, … more
Jody King of Oakland Beach was the first to sound the alarm. He texted Thursday afternoon at about 5 p.m. Was I seeing swarms of dragonflies, because they were invading the Beach? I … more
We sank. We could see it was coming and we worked desperately to avoid what now was becoming inevitable.  The water was above the floorboards when we started bailing. Ted grabbed the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Rhode Island Ethics Commission last week approved investigations into the ill-fated trip to Philadelphia by two state officials in March. David Patten and James Thorsen no … more
I could hear her frustration and annoyance. It wasn’t the words so much, although without them there wouldn’t have been a story. Rather, it was the cadence of the words and the tone in … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The troubled March trip to Philadelphia by two Rhode Island officials continues to make waves. Following revelations, via ProJo, about a January lunch at the Capital Grill that … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The after-life of the March trip by two Rhode Island officials to Philadelphia continued to echo loudly. After an initial burst of media coverage, the story got picked up by the … more
There’s nothing easy about end of life decisions for pets. I couldn’t help but think of that after visiting my sister and hearing of the final days for Tucker, her beloved dog of 14 … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The floodgates opened last week on the problematic visit by two high-level state Department of Administration officials to Philadelphia in March. Attorney General Peter Neronha … more
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