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On having the attention span of a gnat

Opinion writer Dana Milbank (Washington Post, July 11) is correct. The entire political world today is a stage. Our national dialogue has become a series of one-act plays; each runs for a week or two, the critics offer up their reviews of the President’s performance, and then the  play closes just as quickly. Here’s some

An old float helps calm the busyness of my front yard garden.

Garden ornaments help you gnome where to focus

Few gardeners will share the same taste in garden ornaments. Only a handful of people I know would allow a gnome or plastic flamingo though the garden gate — even for irony’s sake. Some of us like utilitarian birdbaths that plug in to prevent the water from freezing during the winter; others prefer traditional concrete

Logan Lemay of Bristol with the 21” weakfish he caught in Greenwich Bay.

Family fishing fun

I had the privilege of fishing with three different families this week, all with children from seven to fourteen years old. Some were learn-to-fish charters and others were just keeping up with the kids — like fourteen year old Alex Noga of New York who keet landing fish after fish after fish.  We used no

Mind your mobile manners

We all rely on our smartphones to keep us connected with friends, family and the office. But while today’s technology makes life a lot more convenient, it also makes for some potential etiquette dilemmas. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – a perfect time to ensure your habits don’t violate any “tech peeves.” Here

Love is never having to say I’m sorry

It was a harbinger that Ali McGraw’s character, a resident of Cranston in “Love Story”, opined that “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. Who would have thought that years later this 1970 quote would apparently be the guideline of Rhode Island’s quasi-public agencies and the state that continue to hire the same alleged

Red Sox GOTV failure

At the midway point of the season, the Red Sox delegation to the All-Star game is puny with no position players being selected and only Jon Lester and Koji Uehara representing the pitching staff. Considering the World Series win and the massive campaign put behind trying to get Red Sox on the team, this has

First place thresher and overall tournament winner was a 295 pound thresher caught by Adam Littlefield (right), North Kingstown with captain of the Striker, Russ Blank. The Snug Harbor Marina Shark Tournament was held this weekend.

The Striker strikes with a 295 pound thresher

Snug Harbor Marina, South Kingstown, ended their two day shark tournament Sunday with a 295 pound thresher taking the tournament’s top prize. Adam Littlefield of North Kingstown caught the fish while aboard the Striker captained by Russ Rand. Al Conti of Sung Harbor said, “57 boats and 200 anglers participated in the tournament, and 43

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