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Park at Park View School and walk to the Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park. That was my plan Sunday morning, figuring thousands would turn out to see Bernie Sanders. I called it right Sunday, … more
I have my son-in-law Scott O’Brien to blame for my obsession with snow blowers. Scott, my daughter Diana, and their daughter Natalie live in Wilson, Wyoming, just outside Jackson. It’s … more
In the movie “The Sixth Sense,” Bruce Willis’ character Dr. Malcolm Crowe walks around blind to the fact that he has met his demise. Similarly, many of the candidates for the Republican … more
My grandmother should have been in my seat. She would have at home with the low light over the semi-circle felt-covered table. She would have been watching the cards of the other players and, in … more
The Porsche that had been following me on Route 4 finally pulled alongside. The driver looked over and gave me a wave and thumbs up. He was smiling. I waved back and he drove ahead a couple of car … more
This past week, the governor presented her fiscal year 2017 budget during her State of the State address. Meanwhile, in the General Assembly, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello attempted to ram … more
I did something the day after Christmas that I never would have dreamed possible – I planted tulips. I wasn’t waiting until Dec. 26 to work on a spring garden, but when I saw the bulbs on sale … more
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) has recently proposed suing energy corporations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for denying climate change. … more
The revelations of the past few weeks have been potentially illuminating to the Ocean State's premier political leader. Our once na ve Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Nicholas Mattiello, has seemingly had an epiphany. His more
Last January, the 75th governor of the state of Rhode Island was sworn in. Our new governor had impressive credentials and an intellectual brilliance that was the diametric opposite of her immediate … more
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