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Since I had arrived in the Ocean State some 36 years ago, I have been confounded and frustrated by the bloated character and inefficient manner in which our government has operated. According to … more
The odyssey of Republican candidate Ben Carson’s life is a chronicle of great successes, questionable beliefs, and quizzical statements – an African-American kid from often embattled Detroit, … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Veterans Mass On Nov. 7 at 5 p.m., St. Brigid’s Church, located at 1231 Plainfield St. in Johnston, will host a Veterans Mass which will commemorate servicemen and women … more
This past week, the Republican candidates for president met again in another debate forum. However, much more than the previous debates, the moderators and questioners themselves were showcased more … more
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “Trump” is defined as follows: (1.) Trump- A key resource to be used at an opportune moment. (2.) Trump- A suit in card games that out ranks … more
This past week, the Democrat candidates for the nomination of their party met in a CNN televised debate. Unlike the Republican debates thus far, the prospective voter was able to deduce to some … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Fright Night The Johnston Panthers second annual “Fright Night: A Haunted Attraction” will be held Friday, Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 16 Jasmine Lane in Johnston. … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Tri-Town offers Financial Stability Program Tri-Town Community Action Agency is offering a free Financial Stability Program to help families take control over their … more
Steadily and insidiously over time, Rhode Island’s roads and bridges have slid into a state of decrepitude. The reasons for this shameful reality are multifaceted. One can hoist blame on the … more
This past week, an unstable 26-year-old man named Chris Harper Mercer murdered nine people and injured seven others in a shooting rampage at Umqua Community College in Rosenburg, Ore. Following … more
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