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Nothing says summer in Rhode Island like a beautiful, sunny day with a steady, cool breeze keeping the temperature bearable and perfect for enjoying some time in the great outdoors - whether in your backyard, a hiking trail or at a beach near you. But we more
It is always unfortunate how it takes the occurrence of a tragedy in order to enact changes that may hopefully prevent further tragedies from taking place. It is far more disappointing when our failure to learn from past inaction results in even more more
Fog can be comforting, yet alarming. As I starting climbing the hill, the crest that I know so well, having passed this way countless times, disappeared. The fog consumed the sun, leaving a consistent opaque gray. I checked to make sure my lights were more
Nothing can unify a divided population quite as fast as an exponentially large pothole - right? Whether you're a staunch conservative, a far-left liberal or somewhere in between, we can all share common animosity towards the familiar experience of seeing more
Legislation before the Rhode Island General Assembly would take a swipe at both newspapers and transparency in government - two things that are intrinsically linked. House Bill 6375 and Senate Bill 916 seek to override any state laws that require more
Remember the Memorial Day parades that stepped off from the Hendricken parking lot on Oakland Beach Avenue, proceeded to West Shore Road and ended in front of Veterans High School? Some years, marchers stretched for what seemed to be the full parade more
Getting ready for the sailing season was never as easy. There have been years when the ritual of preparing "her" to be splashed takes weeks. It's a process of that often seems to have no limits. The objective is clear - clean "her" to the point where she more
Almost as certain as the mid-May pollen numbers climbing, entering the home stretch of the legislative year in Rhode Island means yet another debate over a series of bills that could potentially alter the field of collective bargaining agreements in the more
We've been invaded, and so far, it's been a good thing - except for the missing crocuses. Never have I seen so many rabbits. They outnumber the squirrels in our yard. Just the other day I spotted three of them, evenly spaced about 3 feet apart, hopping more
If you were to go back in time even just five years ago and say that, in 2021, Rhode Island would be unable to pass recreational marijuana legislation into law because there were too many different ideas in favor of the concept (and how to do it more
Second nature can be deceiving. Second nature fooled me Sunday on a return trip from Upstate NY. I've made the drive 10 to 15 times a year ever since we moved to Rhode Island in 1968. I haven't done the math, but that's hundreds of times. In the years more
What a difference a year makes. One year ago, Rhode Island was locked down in state-mandated quarantine and non-essential businesses that couldn't operate remotely were closed indefinitely, with no idea when they might be able to re-open - if they could more
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