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The website for the 5th Regiment Re-enactors in New York provided valuable information on a Revolutionary War ancestor, who also fought in the War of 1812.

Should you join a lineage society? Yes, definitely

Should you join a lineage society? Yes, definitely

I went to a Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Bristol Chapter, meeting that covered joining lineage societies and I’ve heard speakers at other conferences discuss how to join groups such at the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution. Initially, I wasn’t interested, but I think it’s important to keep

Vaccine skepticism a pet health hazard

Dear Dr. Evans, I know people are questioning whether human vaccines do more harm than good. What about dogs and cats? Are there vaccines that they absolutely have to have? —Sign Me Skeptical Dear Skeptical, I think it’s important to question long-held assumptions every now and then. But when it comes to vaccines, skepticism leads

Col—Green—12.10.14

Down to Earth: Holiday houseplants

A friend who spends part of every fall in an 80º greenhouse caring for a legion of poinsettia plants, recently wondered aloud, “Why?” Why is this persnickety tropical shrub, with giant bracts masquerading as flowers, inextricably tied to Christmas? Why does everyone in climates like this one, insist on risking this plant’s life and raison

No Fluke

Commercial fishing recommendations made by Council; “lean” initiative works The Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council (RIMFC) met last week to make recommendations on 2015 regulations for commercial scup, black sea bass, monkfish and summer flounder (fluke). The Council reviewed stock status and public comments on proposed recommendations for specie management plans and voted status quo

Violet: Is this economic development?

A Texas developer wants to build student housing on the vacant 1-195 land and state and most Providence officials are ecstatic. So enthused are they that they are urging a tax stabilization agreement for this seventh wonder of so-called economic development. It isn’t. Construction jobs are not counted as economic development in the true meaning

Is this economic development?

A Texas developer wants to build student housing on the vacant 1-195 land and state and most Providence officials are ecstatic. So enthused are they that they are urging a tax stabilization agreement for this seventh wonder of so-called economic development. It isn’t. Construction jobs are not counted as economic development in the true meaning

Capt. Ted McDermott, Narragansett holds a 21 pound cod caught by Roger Simpson on the Frances Fleet last week.

Holiday gifts for fishermen

I can remember sitting on my deck at home and throwing littleneck quahogs on the grill to cook. They would open easily… we would add lemon and hot sauce and eat them as appetizers.  The odds were 50-50 that you would get one cooked but dried out as all the natural juices of the quahog

Make the season ‘slow’

I’m going to bet that most of you have heard of the Slow Food Movement by now. Almost everyone I know has made a conscious shift away from processed “fast” food to sustainable, locally grown whole-food sources. We’re eager to reap the health benefits and do our part for the environment too. But if you

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