Leadership Lessons from winning, elite athletes – Mary T. O’Sullivan

A woman in overalls is making a gesture in an art studio.

By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL Leadership Lessons from Winning Elite Athletes:  Analyze Mistakes, But Without Blame “It’s only when they lose that most people start to dig deep.” Toto Wolff When Toto Wolff assume the leadership role at the Mercedes Formula One Team, he knew he had the right engineering, manufacturing, and driving talent. What…

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Will Social Security survive the midterms? – Herb Weiss

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by Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues With the midterm elections just a week away, the sputtering economy and inflation top the public’s agenda. If voters hold President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers accountable for these concerns, voting for Republican candidates might just give control of Congress to the GOP.  By controlling the legislative…

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Read With US: CITY LIFE – a book by Michael Morse – Ch. 5

City life by michael moore.

by Michael Morse, contributing writer, excerpts from his book, City Life Take a breathtaking ride ride along with emergency responders. Rescue Lieutenant Michael Morse brings you into the homes, minds and hearts of the people who live in one of America’s oldest and most diverse cities. He takes you along for a breathtaking ride as…

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RI Weather for October 31, 2022 – John Donnelly

A map showing the weather for halloween.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist Halloween 10/31/22: We’ll have a chance for light showers early in the morning as a weak trough of low pressure moves through the high pressure ridge sitting over the region. Cloud cover may linger through the morning before breaking up. We’ll have a partly cloudy afternoon with highs in the low…

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Lost Providence – trials and triumphs in urban planning – David Brussat

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by David Brussat, Architecture Here and There, contributing writer on architecture Photo: Aerial view from Downtown Providence 1970 Plan, announced in 1960 but carried out only to a very limited extent. Five years have passed since the publication of Lost Providence, so there is no better time than now to re-introduce my book to readers…

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In the Arena – Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Joe Paolino, Jr.

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Each week Joe Paolino, Jr. interviews leaders and politicians in Rhode Island to provide us with more information on topics of interest. As the elections approach, Paolino talks this week with Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who has served as Mayor of Woonsocket for several years until a few weeks ago when the City Council took a vote…

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Men Love War, a short story – Michael Fine

Rain drops on a car window.

By Michael Fine Men Love War In memory of NE (2008-2022) © 2022 Michael Fine I wish this were only a work of fiction. Or just a bad dream.  But it is what is happening in every US city.  Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination…

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RI Weather for October 30, 2022 – John Donnelly

A map showing the weather in new england.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist More of the same, with the only difference being slight cooler morning lows in the upper 30’s and slightly warmer afternoon highs in the low 60’s and a light southerly breeze. Still lot’s of sunshine with high pressure still in control. ___ John Donnelly was born in Hialeah, Florida and moved…

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Gimme’ Shelter – Nomad at Providence Animal Control

A black cat laying on the floor in a cage.

Each week we feature a new pet in need of a home who is now living at the Providence Animal Control Center. This week we introduce… Nomad! Some say black cats are the last to be adopted – (editor’s note: we have two and our family members have others… they are the most adorable!). Hey…

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Boo! Happy Halloween. RI Police Chiefs Assoc, RIDOH, teacher tips for a safe one

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Follow these tips from the RI Dept. of Health, Nemours Childrens Health, and the RI Police Chiefs’ Association for a happy, healthy and safe Halloween. Advice from RIDOH: Costumes Face paint, rather than a mask, can help children see better and avoid dangerous objects such as cars and tripping hazards. Follow all paint directions and…

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