November 21, 2014
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FERRI PRODUCES A GOOD PLAN: State Representative Frank Ferri, the Warwick Democrat who is running for lieutenant governor but has flown mostly under the radar since announcing his intention to run, … more
Ted had me back on the SUP this Sunday (That’s “stand up paddleboard,” for those who haven’t kept track of the latest rage in water sports). The board he introduced me to provided a lot … more
THE IRONY OF POLITICAL PAYBACK: Just four short years ago, public service unions - especially teachers’ unions - were backing Lincoln Chafee’s quest to be elected governor. They didn’t have a … more
“You’re cutting the grass?” Betty Keefe asked from across her fence. Indeed, it must have looked strange to have the mower out when my “lawn” of crab grass and other weeds pretty much … more
GOOD AND BAD ELECTION BILLS: There are many bills in the General Assembly’s pipeline as the current session nears its end that would affect how we conduct elections in Rhode Island. Some are good … more
I held the pocket watch to my ear. There was a whisper of a tick. Was I imagining it? The thin hands beneath the crystal didn’t seem to move, but then you really wouldn’t see them. It felt … more
You’ve surely heard the expression, “Only in Rhode Island.” I’m not talking about the state being near 50th on the list of states when it comes to unemployment, corporate taxes or a litany … more
“Let’s have breakfast at Block Island.” I don’t pass up invitations like these from Claude Bergeron. I’ve had breakfast at several different airports with Claude, and Block Island is one … more
TIME TO PHASE OUT THE VA? In a Wall Street Journal commentary piece last week, Dr. Hal Scherz, a highly respected urologist and medical school professor, related numerous stories from his personal … more
PRIMARY RESULTS: This column goes to production Tuesday morning in order to print in all three Beacon Communications papers. Therefore, nothing will be found about the primary results. There will … more
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