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Say you, riding around in your jalopy. You finally got a car tax break for this year. It was quite a ride, though, getting to the passage of this legislation. After more than a month of dawdling the … more
I don’t get much genealogy research done in the dog days of summer. My computer nook is under the eaves at home and it gets pretty warm up there, especially during the 90-degree, humid days … more
So says an article reporting on 2 decades of research by various professionals in psychology and neuroscience in the current issue of Atlantic (July/August 2017). If power were a prescription drug, … more
"Crimetown," the podcast which aired the dirty laundry of Providence around the world, was brilliantly conceived by its creators, Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling. Although it was an unflattering … more
I think the RI state budget is a bloated blob of bureaucracy. Having now made it perfectly clear that I bemoan the lack of cutting "fat" from this proposed spending I think that Senate President … more
Here they are:According to GoLocal Prov (6/29/17) the combined net worth of the group which is asking you to subsidize their Triple AAA stadium dreams is $8 to $10 billion. Patriot owner, Bob Kraft … more
If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses … more
Legislation to put anyone who applies for assistance from a state agency automatically on the voter’s roll passed along party lines in the RI House of Representatives. Efforts from republicans … more
House Speaker, Nick Mattiello, certainly has taken some knocks during his tenure, including from me. While one can hypothesize ad infinitum about his motives, I prefer to focus on his positive steps … more
I studied art and photography in college. I’ll be showing my age to any young readers out there when I say that I started in the darkroom. I learned a lot about photography in school, … more
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