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I’ve had enough ice for now. I’m not talking about the Olympics, although there has been an overdose of figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, hurtling sleds and flipping snowboards in the … more
WARWICK COUNCILMAN’S POOR JUDGMENT: It looks like Warwick Councilman Charles J. Donovan has been able to avoid the felony weapons charge that was originally applied along with his arrest for drunk … more
It must have been the rush before the big game. That had to be the explanation for the crowd at Dave’s Marketplace when I stopped in for a pound of coffee; or perhaps the shoppers were taking … more
A CODE OF ETHICS THAT’S NOT: When Rhode Island enacted a Code of Ethics in 1992, one of its key provisions was a “revolving door” prohibition that was intended to keep state elected and … 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
I had the feeling, as soon as I looked out the window Sunday morning that this wasn’t going to be a typical late September day. For starters, I could barely see the seawall and beyond that was … more
There seems to be no end to them. Christmas catalogs have been arriving for the past couple of months and what started off as a trickle has become a torrent. Our mailbox is stuffed. The pile … 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
It was just as I expected; sour and mealy. My father always said not to waste food, so I swallowed. It went down, but I needed a glass of water as a chaser. I don’t know what prompted me to … more
Tranquility can be deceiving. It’s probably happened to all of us. Just when everything is going perfectly, the unexpected happens and suddenly you are a victim of circumstances beyond your … more
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