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It made sense, but I couldn’t imagine I would be spending Father’s Day doing what Carol suggested. “You can’t write about this,” she insisted. “It’s too extraordinary,” I … more
ONE SHOE HAS DROPPED:  Moody’s bond rating service has downgraded Rhode Island’s 38 Studios bonds by two notches and has indicated it is considering downgrading the rest of our $2.1 billion in … more
She had to show me. Even though she was still in her PJs, Sydney raced for the closet and her bicycle helmet. “I can do turns,” she announced breathlessly, “Wanta see?” There was no … more
GOVERNOR CHAFEE NEEDS LEARNER’S PERMIT: Governor Chafee is disturbed that bills are moving forward in both the House and the Senate that would reorganize state oversight of economic development. … more
Some birthdays have more meaning than others and the seventh is one of them, as I realized last weekend. It was the twins’ birthday party, an intimate gathering of the immediate family. That … more
FRANK CAPRIO’S SELF-PROMOTING HYPERBOLE:  After failing miserably at his run for the governorship in 2010, former general treasurer Frank Caprio is now trying to regain his old job and is again … more
It’s happened before and it might happen again. Rhode Island legislators have willfully ignored the will of the citizens of this state in the past (Rmember the fight over separation of powers in … more
These were good vibes. How could there not be; with the morning sun reflecting off the bay, a gentle southerly wind that showed all signs of building by early afternoon and temperatures in the 70s? … more
TAX INCREASE RAISES UGLY HEAD AGAIN:  Facing a projected $31 million budget shortfall for next fiscal year, house and senate legislators are grappling with what to cut.  It looks like a proposal to … more
It was the accent that threw me. He looked old enough to be a Korean War veteran, but he sure didn’t sound like he grew up in this country. Mike O’Sullivan gave a broad smile. He must have … more
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