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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
STORY OF THE WEEK With less than three weeks until Rhode Island’s Sept. 13 primary, the five-way Democratic race for governor took a curious turn. Nellie Gorbea’s campaign aired an ad … more
A couple of words can be used to describe what it’s like to get COVID, but as a rule, we don’t print them in hometown newspapers. Turn back the clock to April 2020. The shutdown was in … more
“Clam chowder?” Carol asked as I came into the kitchen. I expected her to hold up a Campbell’s can that she would open with a bit of help from a cranky can opener and set to … more
This is weird, unbelievably weird. So with that as a warning, you may want to read one of the letters on this page, which could also be weird, or look at a Charlie Hall cartoon that can be … more
STORY OF THE WEEK The soccer stadium at Tidewater Landing is variously described as a game-changer that will spark an economic resurgence in Pawtucket or a boondoggle that will be a historic … more
It seemed to be simple enough. That should have been warning enough, however, I went ahead and told my daughter Diana to put the Verizon account in her name – it was in my sister’s name … more
I'’ve walked the Gaspee Point beach on many occasions, on blustery winter days when the footprints of others, if indeed anyone else ventured out there, were washed away and on summer days to … more
The spring-operated screen door slammed behind me on entering the post office in Springfield Center in upstate New York about 10 miles away from the baseball Mecca, Cooperstown. On either side of … more
It’s not often that I have company mowing the lawn. It’s perfectly understandable. Who in their right mind wants to go back and forth across a weed flecked yard for an hour just to keep … more
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
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