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In my lifetime, from Eisenhower to Obama, presidents have been elected for the most part by the electorate becoming galvanized by a candidate’s charisma, oratory, and/or a presentation of proffered … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Meet the Chamber of Commerce Mayor Joseph Polisena invites the Johnston business community to an informal meeting with the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce at … more
This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Lucchino to address Chamber The North Central Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner on Feb. 9 featuring keynote speaker Larry Lucchino, chairman of the … more
“Listen to your mother.” How many times during childhood did all of us here those words? Of course, one does not have to be your actual mother to assume a maternal ego-state. A mother … more
In the movie “The Sixth Sense,” Bruce Willis’ character Dr. Malcolm Crowe walks around blind to the fact that he has met his demise. Similarly, many of the candidates for the Republican … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY At the Mohr The Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, located at 1 Memorial Ave., will be holding new book discussion groups on Jan. 25 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and/or Jan. 27 … more
This past week, President Barack Obama held both a news conference and a town meeting to address his proposed executive order concerning gun control. In a daytime news conference on Tuesday, Jan. … more
By MERI R. KENNEDY At the Mohr The Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, located at 1 Memorial Ave., will be holding new book discussion groups on Jan. 25 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and/or Jan. 27 … more
Those rascals on Smith Hill are back in session this week, and the favorite phrase of President Ronald Reagan comes immediately to mind: “There you go again.” Hopefully, this session will be … more
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