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THIS COLUMN’S FINAL EDITION: Several months ago, after more than three years writing this column, I told the Beacon’s publisher, John Howell, that after the November elections I intended to move … more
“Quick,” I yelled downstairs to Carol, “There’s a huge owl in the tree outside.” “What?” From the kitchen came a prolonged howl. This wasn’t anything ordinary for Ollie. This … more
I still don’t have the grapefruit. That could be the last line to this story, but really this story is not about grapefruit but Smartphones. First, a word about the grapefruit: For years, the … more
Sometimes the most elementary of questions doesn’t get asked because the answer is simply assumed. That wasn’t the case about six years ago now when I visited my son Jack and his family in … 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
Cause there’s really no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  The recent spate of snowstorms has presented an age old problem of what to do with the snow?  In the modern … more
Snow filled the air. It was coming down softly. The wind hadn’t started to blow…yet. Roger Keefe pulled up in his black pickup truck and leaned out the window. “You’re in the doghouse,” … 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
WELCOME BACK “COOL MOOSE”! Robert Healey, former candidate for governor and lieutenant governor on the Cool Moose Party ticket, is now running for governor as the candidate of the Moderate Party … more
You would have seen the ad while watching the Patriots Saturday if you could tear yourself away from the suspense of the game – the one for the Golf VW. This sporty metallic-blue car whips … more
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