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Nary has a Columbus Day arrived each year without some protest of the holiday. In Providence, his statue was defaced with red paint. Now, I obviously don’t think that Columbus discovered … more
The end of the Sox’ season is always a dismal time and it seems especially dark this year, since the path to how “we’ll get ‘em next year” is not well lit. I was … more
Let’s get something out of the way. The murderer in Las Vegas would not have been stopped from his evil deeds. Hell bent on causing destruction, he meticulously planned his attack. He fit no … more
Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat…I don’t want to write this blog post. I have fought writing this blog all week and tried to write on three other topics, but none of … more
Are you as fed up as I am with the steady diet of fabrications coming out of the state house? Bloviating has become second nature. Here are just a couple of examples.PawSox stadiumThe owners (and, … more
Nary a week goes by that the public isn’t subjected to a smorgasbord of activity by the power brokers in Rhode Island, and last week was no exception. I'll begin with one positive note among … more
Now that Labor Day has come and gone the 2018 campaign season is about to start. Governor Gina Raimondo is in for a tough reelection fight. Obviously, she has a formidable group of contenders seeking … more
As a long time student I celebrate two new year’s each year, the first day of school and January 1. The beginning of a new school year is a good time to take a look at your estate plan to make … more
The Diocese of Providence is using an interesting technique to deflect responsibility for the sorry state of affairs of the pension system it promised its employees at St Joseph’s Hospital and … more
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