A Rhode Island Political Era has come to an end today with the passing of Buddy Cianci. He wasn’t perfect, but he was a transformational mayor for city of Providence. Buddy was the best salesman the city ever had. Although his marriages never worked out, he did have a mistress; it was the city of Providence. Buddy Cianci’s life was dedicated to making Providence a dying city in the 1970’s, a world class urban center. His whole life revolved around making Providence a better place, and that’s what I’ll remember him for.