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It pays off to glance every so often in the rear view mirror. Of course when you're on the road, it's good to know who might be bearing down on you whether an 18-wheerler, a speeding vehicle or a set of flashing lights. Figuratively, the look back gives more
Ever plan a party to only have a few of the expected invitees show up? Of course, parties are frowned upon - actually, depending on their size, not permitted - during these weird times. Besides, this wasn't a party in the classic sense, although to be a more
I got "sticked" Monday. It was painless. In fact, I was questioning when, after rubbing my arm with an alcohol swab, city wellness director Paula Ducharme was going to administer my first dose of Moderna vaccine. "That's it," she said dropping the needle more
Gina Raimondo may one day look back on last week as the time when everything changed. Raimondo has a shiny new high-profile gig as Commerce secretary in the Biden administration, where she'll be involved in everything from the Census and salmon more
It was a slow snow last week, the kind of storm we have not seen in many years. Usually if we get anything more than a dusting it arrives in the form of a nor'easter. The snow comes fast and furious, sometimes at the rate of more than an inch an hour. more
I had forgotten how awkward it is to be a teenager until I became a grandfather. The realization hit me Saturday soon after my son Ted, his wife, Erica, and their twin daughters, Alex and Sydney, arrived for an evening of Chinese takeout. While I visited more
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline has gone from working as a public defender in Washington, D.C., to prosecuting an impeachment case against the former president of the United States, Donald Trump. Although he was recruited by a well-known Wall Street law firm more
I knew what Joe Gallucci was going to say. I had heard it before. This time, however, he started off holding his hand up so all his fellow members on the City Council could see the big zero he created between his thumb and forefinger. He had everyone's more
Sometimes it's best off remembering the good old days rather than seeking to replicate them. Of course, that's all too sensible. So when my son Ted called to say the pond was frozen and he was having friends over to skate, I was anxious to go. A week more
Gina Raimondo's upward trajectory was evident during her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. She was politely peppered with questions on subjects ranging from salmon preservation in the Northwest to more
Lt. Gov. Dan McKee - who is poised to assume leadership of Rhode Island as soon as early next month - said the limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine represents "e;a juggling act that's going to be virtually impossible to manage."e; The timing is crucial - more
I know, Christmas is over and it's time to put away the decorations and cast out the tree. I've always had difficulty packing up Christmas. The Santas, the reindeer and inflatable snowmen wear thin, but the lights and the tree have lasting power. The more
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