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The Rhode Island state budget for the fiscal year that commences July 1 has emerged from the House Finance Committee. By the time of the publication of this editorial, the voluminous document will have withstood a House vote, sped through the Senate more
In an election where the majority of voters will vote against someone rather than for someone, perhaps it is time to consider the two minor party candidates. If the idyllic casting of a citizen’s … more
In a surrealistic presidential primary campaign season that has been more akin to a television reality show than to a serious process to determine who would be eligible to become our chief executive, … more
I went to a Planning Board meeting Thursday night. Now that surely isn’t groundbreaking news. I’ve been to many planning and zoning board meetings and I know what to expect. But this one was … more
Since 1960, televised presidential debates have brought to fore images of competitors for the crown in their best light and in their worst. For those of us obsessed with politics and history, we have seen every moment in these television debates as they more
The problem with perfection is that it has to be perfect. I realized that over Father’s Day weekend while working on a project that I imagined could be easily completed and leave lots of time to … more
Have you ever sat on a warm radiator? It can be heavenly when the wind is screaming and rain is ticking on the windowpane. Ollie looked at me imploringly, like I could somehow share that blissful moment. He was wet from his evening pit stop, the one that more
We Americans are so beleaguered by this campaign season that we are baffled as to what any of these two major party candidates or the two minor party candidates might do if elected. Recent weeks have concentrated the public's attention on GOP nominee more
Throughout American history, police officers have stood as the barrier against societal anarchy. Most men and women who wear a shield do so to protect us and to stand for the law. And on a more primary basis, police seek to simply help others. Not more
My father-in-law was right: “People are funnier than anyone.” Carol called him “Pops,” and so did I. He enjoyed being with people, and even in his days in assisted living and then a … more
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