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FLOOD INSURANCE INCREASES: How would you like it if you were told your mortgage was going to approximately double this year and that you could attend a meeting to see how much the increase would be … more
A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO WRONG-WAY DEATHS: Last Friday yet another wrong-way driver killed an innocent motorist in Rhode Island. Driving the wrong direction on I-95, an occurrence that happens far too … more
With Rhode Island about to once again face $100 million-plus deficits in the years ahead, two communities in Rhode Island are struggling with even greater gaps relative to the size of their own … more
WARWICK SEWER ISSUE: I was taken to task by two online readers last week about my article on Warwick School Committee member Eugene Nadeau who attributed Narragansett Bay’s bacterial pollution to … more
We should have taken a clue from the parking lot. Cars were backed up to get in, but Ted didn’t hesitate. After all, we had planned on beating the dinner crowd. Who in their right mind would be … more
FRANK CAPRIO’S SELF-PROMOTING HYPERBOLE:  After failing miserably at his run for the governorship in 2010, former general treasurer Frank Caprio is now trying to regain his old job and is again … more
“Stay,” I said softly, yet with conviction. Ollie focused on the treat I was holding. I held the small piece of crust away from him and placed it on the floor. “Stay,” I repeated. … more
FINALLY, RHODE ISLAND TOPS “GOOD” LIST:  Few people, even few reporters, noticed it.  But last week the Wall Street Journal wrote about the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford … more
Sometimes the least expected guests are the most welcome. It happened Sunday, soon after hanging up from a call from Kathy Herr in Montana. Kathy wanted to know how we were and exchange news. … more
Ollie has found his voice, but we haven’t figured out all he’s trying to say. When introduced at the East Greenwich Animal Protection League in February, he was submissive. That was … more
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