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The escape artist has done it again, confirming our long held belief that our rescue dog has a mind of his own and is remarkably lucky. Ollie has outsmarted our combination of invisible and real … more
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
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
Some 240 years ago, our nation was formed on the basis of a few hopeful presumptions. After centuries of the world enduring absolute monarchs, constitutional monarchies, aristocracies, and … 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
“Can’t you go a little faster?” I muttered under my breath. “What did you say, Peppy?” came the voice of my granddaughter from the back seat. Before I had time to repeat myself, her … more
“It’s apocryphal, but it’s a good story,” Joe said, settling into a chair. Ever the reporter, although now retired, Joe Kernan cautioned, “It could be true; it sounds like … more
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