September 17, 2014
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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS BECOME LAUGHABLE:  The state department of education has announced that students who failed the NECAP tests and thus could not graduate high school will now be … 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
WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT PELL? His silver-spoon name appeared on the local scene 3 to 4 months ago as he indicated a possible interest in running for governor. He’s initiated an exploratory … more
It was the wind that plow crews were up against Thursday night and into Friday. It blew a steady 25 with gusts of 40 and higher. And it was cold, very cold, which was probably a good thing, for … more
At first glance, most Rhode Islanders would say that the federal government should continue paying out unemployment benefits to those who are still out of work after exhausting the 26 weeks of … more
I could feel Carol’s tension. “You know, you’re over the white line.” I looked in the rear view mirror. There were a couple of cars behind me, but nothing close enough to be an … more
ABUSE OF POLICE POWER IN CRANSTON:  Police departments are successful only when an environment of trust and confidence exists between the citizens and the police who patrol their streets. When … more
CRANSTON PUBLIC SERVICE PAY INCREASES: The controversy over the Cranston police contract that was agreed to by Mayor Fung but rejected by the City Council brings to light exactly how public service … more
I now know why old guys like old cars. Well, maybe gals like them, too. I’ve written about my old car – a 1962 356 Porsche coupe – in prior columns. I bought it in 1966 from a Rambler dealer … more
EXETER RECALL ELECTION: Normally, one would say that if a town’s citizens don’t like something the town council does, they should vote against the councilors in the next election and make sure … more
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