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In an alarmed voice Carol announced Friday morning, “there’s a squirrel in your car.” I understood perfectly why she stood on the porch and no closer to the car. Years ago she … more
Saturday was the big “get ready for summer” reveal. It could have easily been the Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival that packed Narragansett Parkway from curb to curb and had … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: For supporters like state Sen. Bridget Valverde and Rep. Katherine Kazarian, the legislative sponsors of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, passing the EACA was unfinished … more
It looked like a loaf of bread only it wasn’t in a plastic bag with a twist tie. The slices were the size of Texas French toast and individually wrapped. They were neatly lined up in the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Now that the May Revenue Estimating Conference is complete, the General Assembly session is expected to race to a mid-June conclusion, with a few contentious issues still hanging … more
Silence I thought for sure I would be getting phone calls and emails with the announcement the revaluation has been completed and property owners would start getting mailed notices as soon as … more
“Requiem for the Newsroom,” read the headline from the Columns & Commentary section of the Sunday, April 30 New York Times. Richard Fleischer who has been an integral part of … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Twelve years after Gina Raimondo spearheaded what once seemed an improbable overhaul of the state pension system, pensions remain a hot topic in Rhode Island. As the ProJo’s … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In recent weeks, RI Attorney General Peter Neronha has used Twitter to amplify the fight for continued access to mifepristone; cite the need for those with power to “exercise … more
"So, who hit you?” I wouldn’t have expected less from my primary care doc, Herbert Brennan, as I removed a bloody wad of tissues from my nose. A sense of humor goes a long way when … more
Layers. That’s what Carol does to stay warm. It also explains why garments hang from every conceivable place in the house from door handles to chair backs. But she’s right. On … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Former Gov. Gina Raimondo talked a lot about the need to improve workers’ skills while building a more diversified economy. Her successor, Gov. Dan McKee, has emphasized … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Can Rhode Island tax-cut its way to a more appealing business climate? That question has been subject to debate for years and it won’t stop now. For supporters, the … more
“Don’t touch that bird,” boomed a pronouncement from behind me. I tried looking over my shoulder, but until I turned the rowing scull around I couldn’t see the man in a … more
STORY OF THE WEEK The out-of-town frame on the CD2 race is mainly about how a potential win by GOP candidate Allan Fung in a Democrat-leaning Rhode Island reflects a tough national outlook for … more
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