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We could all use a laugh about now, so here are some offbeat observations and suggestions since we've settled into this new and totally weird norm where the governor informs us daily of new cases of coronavirus and, in case you've forgotten, that this is more
For being basically in a lockdown, it seemed ironic that I couldn't connect with Barbara Fleischer. I called her at her Maryland home Sunday morning, but nobody answered. She called me back on my cell, however, I was in the midst of moving furniture. She more
By STEVE FRIAS Our world has been brought to a standstill by something so tiny, it's invisible - a virus. COVID-19 began in Wuhan, China, possibly at an unsanitary market which sold wild animals like bats. This virus is between 10 and 35 times more more
My son, Jack, called from Hong Kong Friday night and gave me a picture of the "e;new norm"e; for a family living in a city of more than 7 million people doing their best to ward off COVID-19. For starters, he's not going anywhere. That's not like Jack. The more
By STEVE FRIAS As first reported by WPRI, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello ordered a performance audit of the R.I. Convention Center Authority. The timing of the audit coincided with personnel troubles for James Demers, a longtime friend of Mattiello, more
It's not customary to see a son hug his father at 7:20 a.m. at Tennis Rhode Island, especially when they're playing on different courts. But then Saturday wasn't just another day for retired Warwick teacher and Toll Gate tennis coach Bob Coker. It was more
You could set your watch by Harvey Davies. If you didn't see his Cherokee outside Davies Service Center in Conimicut, you knew it wasn't quite 8 a.m., although the lights would be on and you could see the heads of the "e;coffee committee."e; Of course that more
I learned the power of the written word Thursday afternoon as I sat with Jody King in his truck in front of the Station Fire Memorial in West Warwick. Jody lost his brother, Tracy, in the nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives. He along with Gina Russo, a more
Food can be like music. There are foods -take popcorn - that are not considered a meal yet are great when you need a little something to tide you over between lunch and dinner, or you have that compunction to chew while watching the game and anxiously more
Drip.drip.drip. Actually, it was more of a humming sound, but there was no mistake it was water. I stood in the office men's room and wondered what it could be. I had already checked the sinks and toilets in the restrooms. Everything looked fine. The more
I wonder if times have changed. No question exponential developments in technology keep pushing us further and faster. Artificial intelligence and robots have eliminated jobs and invaded domains, such as writing stories, which seemingly are dependent on more
By HERB WEISS Just before the upcoming 2020 Iowa Democratic Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, 2020, six of the 12 remaining Democrats presidential candidates came to Drake University in Des Moines on Jan. 14, 2020 to debate. While these candidates touted their more
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