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Until last week, I had never heard of Antonio Brown. Then, out of nowhere, his name was everywhere I turned. My family—3 sons and a husband—watches a good amount of football but I would … more
Amid much fanfare, the Providence Pedestrian Bridge opened this summer. While the politicians were giddy, the originally planned $3 million bridge actually cost the taxpayers a hair under $22 … more
Recently, I wrote a column about how cavalier our public leaders are about spending taxpayers’ money which they would never do if it were their dime. The most recent example is the Providence … more
It’s a long trek. The privileged are given a ten-yard lead over the underprivileged. After six hours, both groups have covered the same distance but the privileged group is still ten yards … more
Facts: El Paso and Dayton make 251 mass shootings in 216 days.Total number of gun incidents so far in 2019: 33,499Number of deaths: 8,896 (22,000 annual suicide by gun not included) Source: Gun … more
If Rhode Island politicians spent money as though it were their own, taxpayers would see radically different behavior. Instead, they have a cookie jar mentality, i.e. that it’s other … more
HOG ISLAND — The second Hog Island fishing tournament in honor of the late Henry Barney ended July 13 with the awards ceremony in front of the Hog Island boathouse. Henry Barney, a … more
Summer nights bring me back to the sound of my father’s flip-flops as we walked from the car toward the high school — tightly rolled towels in our hands. Once inside, the unmistakable … more
I hadn’t planned on running that morning. I couldn’t park anywhere near Holy Rosary church in Foxpoint due to a huge turnout for the memorial service I hoped to attend. I tried Benefit … more
Pretend for a moment that you are from Mars (or in the case of women, from Venus). You have arrived in the United States of America. You have traveled around the country for 30 days, watched the … more
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