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The last time I saw Clyde Bennett was a couple of days before he died at Hope Hospice Health in Providence. It is not how I will remember this kind man who did so much for Warwick and whose love for … more
“Don’t touch that bird,” boomed a pronouncement from behind me. I tried looking over my shoulder, but until I turned the rowing scull around I couldn’t see the man in a … more
STORY OF THE WEEK The out-of-town frame on the CD2 race is mainly about how a potential win by GOP candidate Allan Fung in a Democrat-leaning Rhode Island reflects a tough national outlook for … more
Last week in this space I wrote about the challenge of giving an unexpected gift and the reward of receiving one. In my case, the unexpected birthday present was a ride in a float plane arranged by … more
STORY OF THE WEEK  It was easy to anticipate the dynamic heading into two gubernatorial debates last week: Gov. Dan McKee would try to use the typical incumbent tack of avoiding miscues; GOP … more
T he unexpected can make the best gifts. But finding the unexpected gift that the recipient truly appreciates can be daunting. And the older the recipient, the increasingly difficult the … more
I reached into the jar and pulled out a card. It read, “Do you believe in karma?” This had to be karma. How else could Ken Stearns have ended up in Warwick sitting across from me at … more
I instantly, I knew what I was looking at: an elephant’s butt. That’s not usually the angle photographers choose to get an elephant photo. That’s part of what made the picture … more
STORY OF THE WEEK  Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee revisited his top campaign theme as he celebrated his primary victory last week. “As we said, it’s not the cards you get dealt, … more
You never know what you might find when making a move. It’s not that I’ve moved, for surely from within all the boxes on shelves and in the attic, not to mention drawers rarely opened, I … more
I test drove the EV on Thursday. Well, actually it wasn’t a test drive. It was for real. I voted in the Democratic primary. And to be precise, I was the 15th Warwick voter to use the … more
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At least that’s what my parents told me. But how do I prove it? Proving I was born seems ridiculous. After all, I’m here isn’t that proof? But … more
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