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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

Some things seem foolish that aren’t

We’ve all heard the grumbling. Why are the legislators on Smith Hill focusing on whether calamari should be the official state appetizer? “Do some real work” a skeptical public asserted. Yet Representative Joseph McNamara (D-Warwick) was right in pushing this legislation. Many places, like Louisiana with their oysters, beignets and po’ boys, have used food

Cobalt blue sea holly mellows the garden's color clash and feeds the pollinators.

It’s a (not quite) blue enough summer

As soon as summer’s heat hits, I spend more time critiquing my garden than tending it. If only I were better about making notes, I might have remembered that every year right around now, I become bothered by what’s missing, particularly from the backyard border I can see from my desk. College level color theory

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