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    Well, so far things could have been worse, We decided to stay in Ithaca after neighbors took care to get our home in Rhode Island ready.  About 40% of Rhode Island, including our street, is without power since this morning.  Watching the Weather Channel I was...

    Looks like it was "just" a Category 1 when it hit North Carolina. I'll be interested to see what happens as it moves up the coast, because a shift East would be bad news for my home in Rhode Island.  We're not on the beach, but...

    You probably have no idea what I'm talking about. Victory Day, formerly known as VJ Day, formerly known as Victory Over Japan Day, no longer is celebrated anywhere in the U.S. except in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.  It is celebrated the second...

    Former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun has died at age 91.  Sundlun was a dominant figure in Rhode Island politics, and a true Rhode Island character.  A WWII veteran who was shot down behind enemy lines in Europe, and who joined the Belgian resistence before working...

    Now I can't say bumper stickers never taught me anything. I spotted this bumper sticker in Providence last night, near Thayer Street and Brown University: My first impression was that this was some sort of political statement, but thanks to the miracle of Google, I learned that...

    I've written many times about Rhode Island's public sector pension problem, which is like an albatross hung around the necks of taxpayers.  Although some reforms have been made, retiring at a relatively early age on full or near full salary forevever has created an absurd situation...

    Hey, it's a slow news day.  I can't even find a good Stuxnet story to write about. We have extensive hydrangea and hosta gardens at our home in Rhode Island, and I'm particularly happy with the way this Oak Leaf hydrangea is growing.   We bought it...

    There's a very interesting article in The Providence Phoenix (h/t Hummel Report) regarding plans by the Republican Party in Rhode Island to regain relevance: The Rhode Island Republican Party's reputation for ineptitude is, by any reasonable measure, richly deserved. Sure, the party held the governor's office for much of...

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