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With Rhode Island about to once again face $100 million-plus deficits in the years ahead, two communities in Rhode Island are struggling with even greater gaps relative to the size of their own … more
SOMETHING FISHY BETWEEN DEEPWATER AND STATE? If Deepwater Wind, the company that wants to build an electricity generating wind turbine farm in Rhode Island Sound, wants the public to accept it and … 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
IT’S NO WONDER EMPLOYERS LEAVE RHODE ISLAND: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest study of the cost of employees throughout the country.  Of the nine regions in the U.S., which … more
Do you remember Cato Fong, the sidekick to inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther movies? Cato would spring on the screen from seemingly nowhere, arms swinging and … more
IS THE U.S. EXCEPTIONAL? President Obama, in his address to the nation last week on the Syrian chemical weapons issue, told us that our foreign policies - to include the willingness to use military … more
Sometimes it pays off not to know too much. That was the case Sunday, although I was sprayed for my over confidence and could have left my 96-year-old father and Marge, his companion, in an untenable … more
Work is finally about to begin on the long-contested T.F. Green runway expansion and other airport improvements after years of struggles between the host City of Warwick and the RI Airport … more
CHAFEE TO DO A TURN-ABOUT: It’s hard to believe, but Governor Chafee is going to start focusing on “the issues that Rhode Islanders care about.” That’s right. That’s what he said during … 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
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