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CHAFEE WAFFLING TO THE END: Governor Chafee's record during his almost four years in office is replete with examples of his waffling on important issues. He just hasn't seemed able to make up … more
“It’s on my bucket list.” “Bucket list” wasn’t what I had expected to hear from the oldest of three Asian women I was sharing a bench with. I guessed they were Cambodian. They were … more
CRANSTON TRASH CONTAINERS: City services are supposedly paid for by normal city taxes. If enough money isn’t collected in taxes to pay for the services, then the tax rate is increased. Extra fees … more
I held the pocket watch to my ear. There was a whisper of a tick. Was I imagining it? The thin hands beneath the crystal didn’t seem to move, but then you really wouldn’t see them. It felt … more
CRANSTON CITY COUNCIL CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS: The Cranston City Council and Mayor Allan Fung denied the Cranston School Committee its request for an additional $1.7 million to run the … more
You know summer has arrived when the mocking bird greets the morning. I heard his call – or, rather calls – in the gray dawn Sunday. He was just starting his repertoire, like the bugler … more
THUMBS UP/DOWN ON LATE SESSION LEGISLATION: With the General Assembly session now complete, it’s time to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to several pieces of legislation passed or rejected toward … more
COINCIDENCE OR CRONYISM? Several months ago the State Property Committee approved a no-bid contract to relocate a probation and parole office to the downtown Providence area. Gubernatorial candidate … more
GOOD AND BAD ELECTION BILLS: There are many bills in the General Assembly’s pipeline as the current session nears its end that would affect how we conduct elections in Rhode Island. Some are good … more
This has got to be a first – a dog that ruptures plumbing causing the instant loss of water pressure and sending a geyser shooting from the side of the house, which threatens to erode a section of … more
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