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It's happened several times at different times of night. For no apparent reason I wake up with the feeling I'm being watched. The room is dark. The ticking of the bureau clock seems unusually loud. I slow my breathing and listen intently. It's then that more
By STEVE FRIAS In search of more revenues, the General Assembly recently enacted legislation requiring more companies to collect Rhode Island's seven percent sales tax on items ordered on the internet. This legislation is a result of a 2018 U.S. Supreme more
Time owns us. Fear not, this is not a philosophical column on our time spent on Earth, or indeed whether it extends beyond the boundaries of the world as we know it. I'm not ready to go there. So, let's start with the kitchen, my kitchen. The kitchen more
The Lazy Susan was the final straw. For years, the corner cabinet spun in only one direction to expose half of its contents. That's just the way it was, although by wedging a knife - a butter knife, nothing sharp - where it bound and exerting some force, more
I never met Bill, or if I did it was only to say hello and to speed through the express lane at the Meadowbrook Stop & Shop. But then I only visit the supermarket when we're running out of essentials and I rush in to buy ice cream. Food shopping is a more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the more
It's too early to be thinking of sailing unless you're one of those who don dry suits and launch their Sunfish off the docks at Edgewood Yacht Club on Sunday for a morning of frostbiting. There's another group that gathers on the docks of East Greenwich more
By STEVEN FRIAS An old adage is to avoid discussing politics and religion. A debate on abortion usually entangles both politics and religion, which is why even politicians may try to avoid it. Therefore, some were surprised when for the first time in a more
A 12-minute set,” Bob announced to those in the locker room Saturday. There were incredulous responses. “How did you manage that? You really must have been on top of your … more
Finally some snow. Okay, I know winter is wearing thin, but did you really expect to get through it without at least one “respectable” snowstorm, not these measly slushy messes? Besides, a … more
I want to thank the Cranston Herald's readers for your comments and questions following our first House Talk" column. I appreciate your interest and active engagement. Among the many issues the House is focusing during this legislative session are" more
The faint odor of natural gas greeted me when I opened the porch door to the kitchen. I could hear Carol's greeting from the living room, and on my way through the kitchen I checked the stove burners. They were off. Dinner was ready to be turned on. I" more
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