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“What kind of dog do you own?” I found the question out of left field as I and a lineup of reporters and TV cameramen stood in the shadow of a mountain of road salt, waiting for the governor … more
By STEVEN FRIAS After the election, the state Department of Education released the results of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS), which mirrors the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The results revealed that only more
I couldn't hear my daughter-in-law, Erica. She had the hood of her jacket pulled down over her forehead and was waving her arms. It had to be some sort of disaster. Over the noise of the chainsaw that my son, Ted, was using to clear branches, I learned more
By HERB WEISS Less than four months ago, a research report released by the Washington, D.C.-based National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), using an analysis of U.S. Census data, found that even with the nation's economic recovery, savings levels more
You never know where you'll find news. I certainly didn't expect it in a farmhouse built at the turn of the century in upstate New York. Once a duplex with an outhouse, the house is in sorry condition these days. It has not been lived in for more than a more
As we begin our 2019 legislative session, I want to give the people of Cranston an overview of what they can expect from their House of Representatives this year. Before doing so, however, I wish to sincerely thank two key groups - the voters of more
The radio crackled as it does with an incoming call. I glanced at the dashboard. It was Carol’s number. “Did you hear it?” We often hear the reverse thrust as a jet lands at Green, a … more
This is the time of year to be out on the bay if you're looking to be one with nature. Sure, there are the quahoggers and the occasional tug and barge or freighter. You want to stay out of their way. Sailors are rare and even rarer are the pleasure power more
Across the political spectrum people are advocating for changes to the Rules of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. These Rules govern the process for considering legislation in the House. Under the current Rules, proposed legislation is sent to a more
I was going to fly solo. That was the plan. It's not that I've had a lot of time at the controls, but Ted assured me I could do it without crash landing, or even worse losing the craft entirely. That was my fear, coming down behind the fenced in area more
Bread has been called the “staff of life” but not until visiting my son in Chicago over the weekend did I discover that it can also be the yeast of relaxation. Jack, Jen and their two children … more
“This is scary,” I said to Carol. She looked at me, questioning. I looked at my watch again. It was 3 a.m. Friday and precisely as forecast, it started to rain. How can they get it down … more
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