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There appeared to be no better place to gauge the impact of higher prices than the local convenience store. I was principally interested in learning how higher gas prices effected customers, what … more
Surely it’s happened to you. You’re waiting in line at the register or maybe the checkout at Dave’s and the person in front of you, or maybe behind you strike up a conversation. … more
I’ve always wanted to be a father and was certainly ready to join the ranks of the other dads of the world. As the months passed, my excitement continued to grow. Still, I never really … more
New research finds climate change is having an impact on how large whale species, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, use habitats in the warming Gulf of Maine, showing … more
Making it easy, my daughter Diana sprang into action as soon as I said I would love to attend Natalie’s, my granddaughter, graduation in Jackson Hole, WY, on Friday.   How could … more
It was with reservation that I pulled into the Job Lot parking lot on Warwick Avenue Saturday.  It was packed. Would I be able to pick up a couple of paint brushes, roller and tray and take on … more
Surely you’ve heard the saying: “It takes a village to raise a child,” which Hillary Clinton made popular in her book “It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach … more
When I hit the send button last week to submit my weekly columns and other news/photos, I did not know it would be my final deadline. For the past 28 years, I have not missed … more
I  came to a stop across from Crossroads, the former Providence YMCA building, and waited for the light to turn green to get onto the on ramp to Route 95 south. It was Sunday, the scene … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: How about that GOP outsider who pledges to shake up the state for the better? Back in 2002, Don Carcieri was the political newcomer who campaigned on a theme of change and reform … more
Joy Fox, one of the seven Democrats vying for the Second Congressional District seat was running for another reason Saturday morning at a cleanup hosted by the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation … more
It’s amazing what we do to attract and repel animals. Rats are on the top of the “get rid of them anyway you can” list, with skunks and raccoons not far behind. Squirrels are … more
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