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STORY OF THE WEEK: With 122 days until the Nov. 5 election (as of the writing of this column), Democrats find themselves in a fix. Various news reports this week had President Biden weighing a … more
“I felt a drop,” Jonathan Knight said looking up at the gray clouds overhead. He looked at his watch. It was approaching 10 a.m. “It was about this time last year when it … more
It’s been decades since a cat was a member of our household. While there have been some wonderful felines, including Sam, we’ve always adopted dogs. The cats, more or less, adopted … more
This was a get-away and work weekend we had talked about but just couldn’t seem to pull off. Then my son, Jack, suggested we stop at his home in western Massachusetts. A plan emerged; … more
There’s nothing like resuming a routine after an extended hiatus to notice change. I haven’t resumed morning rows on the bay as much as I would like to. Nonetheless, I look out on … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The General Assembly closed its 2024 session with a flurry of activity that ended around 1:32 last Friday morning. The Senate made a final vote on the $13.9 billion budget — … more
You have to get to the Gaspee Day early to really catch the show…and better yet, learn what could put Rhode Island on the national stage. Well, or at least, the next viral sensation. As … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After an update of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights recently got close to the finish line, there was 0.0% chance that legislative leaders wouldn’t get it … more
Last Tuesday, June 4, the RI House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill (H 7165A) that’s a step toward decriminalizing prostitution. Lobbyists for decriminalized prostitution have … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: During a fiery speech Tuesday in the House of Representatives’ chamber at the State House, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha warned of the growing healthcare crisis … more
I’ve never been in a parade. Well, actually I have although not of my own planning. Saturday is parade day, the center piece to Gaspee Days. Now, if you don’t know what Gaspee is … more
Walk on water? Now that sounded preposterous, but that’s what I was hearing. “Go to the pool and start walking and it is going to do wonders.” My daughter, Diana, a … more
This is a column I never really thought about writing. After all I believe it is in our DNA not to think of the end – and when most of us do, we believe there won’t be an end. So, as … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Pro-Palestinian protests at Brown University came to a peaceful end last week – a contrast to the mass arrests and disorder seen on many campuses across the country. Isabella … more
I hadn’t planned on this and it’s a title that I’ll gladly give up. But the latest experience has given me another neither intended nor sought insight to the world of medicine. … more
STORY OF THE WEEK State-mandated disclosures about the deaths and near-deaths of Rhode Island children have become increasingly frequent over the last year. Twenty-eight fatalities and an … more
I’ll confess, I thought it was a crazy idea. Why should the city embark on building a third ice skating rink, when we have two already? And why build an outdoor rink subject to inclement … more
School vacation week made for some swift journeys across the Washington Bridge. STORY OF THE WEEK As the state awaits a forensic review of what went wrong with the Washington Bridge, the … more
Sad. That was the word that came to mind when the news hit social media that the city’s longest serving mayor, Scott Avedisian, had left the scene of a minor accident at the drive thru of … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: For a long time, it seemed as if Scott Avedisian was destined to be mayor in perpetuity of Warwick. He could be counted on to win re-election as a genial GOP moderate, even amid … more
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