John Gillooly and Bill Koch shine at covering high school sports
Alan Rosenberg alanrosenbergpj
Last Wednesday night, nearly 1,500 teens, parents, grandparents, coaches and friends gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center. They were there to eat salad, chicken and a delicious chocolate mousse cake — and hear the inspiring stories of high school players, coaches and teams from around the state.
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Today, three shorter columns instead of a longer one ... I remember, years ago, attending a Providence Journal editor’s retirement party. His daughter, somewhere in her 40s, stood up and told a story. Whenever she and her brothers had a special event when they were growing up, she said — a ballgame, a show, an awards ceremony — she knew where her father would be.
Some readers have the misimpression that The Journal's news coverage carries a political agenda. Alan Rosenberg alanrosenbergpj
The first reader wrote from Florida, where he had retired from his life in Rhode Island but continued to subscribe to our eEdition.
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