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Have assets? Want Medicaid? Read this

What you need to know about Medicaid’s asset transfer rules To qualify for Medicaid, you cannot have recently gifted assets. Congress does not want you to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money to your children (or whomever) on Tuesday, and qualify for Medicaid on Wednesday. As a result, Congress has

LookingUp-Oct2014

Looking Up: Lots to see in October’s night sky

October is going to be a busy month for skywatchers, with a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse, and a near-miss for our friends on Mars all in the offing. Total lunar eclipse Wednesday, Oct. 8   The moon will pass to the north of the center of the shadow, with totality lasting one

A sunny, dry summer catches up with the garden

I lived in blissful denial for most of the summer, thinking that our periodic rain showers, always overnight or when I needed to go back inside and clean the kitchen, were making a dent. They were not, though the amalgam of plants that constitute my lawn stayed green through August. We are nowhere near as

Fracking fears and hedging hedge funds

Two topics seem to dominate debate today and both share in common the evaluation of risk. Fracking, a controversial method of extracting oil from the ground, and hedge fund investing of public pension funds are both endless topics with advocates and detractors. The hedge fund debate, no doubt, will continue in Rhode Island in both

Capt. Mike Warner with a false albacore he caught last Friday using a soft plastic lure.

No Fluke: Striped bass debate heats up

Since the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) put new striped bass regulation options out for public hearing there has been a great deal of input for members of the ASMFC in Rhode Island and coast wide. The Commission took public comment under advisement until September 30 and will review comments to help inform their

Ode to Jeter

Last weekend not only marked the end of a really bad Red Sox season, but the end of the great career of Derek Jeter. As a Red Sox fan, I always dreaded seeing the ball hit to short knowing that he would turn a double play in a most spectacular and athletic fashion. His plate

Sometimes voting is like football

The Red Sox season is winding down quickly and while I won’t miss seeing them lose game after game, I do not like my options for fall sports. In our house there seem to be two options: pro football or college football — and neither is the least bit appealing. I have several issues with

Roman Ramirez of Providence with the three pound scup (porgy) he caught when fishing on the Gail Frances party boat last week.

No Fluke

Fish mangers to determine striped bass regulations Last week the Rhode Island commissioners to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) held a striped bass input meeting at the URI Bay Campus. Steve Medeiros of the RI Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) said in a position letter to the ASMFC, that RISAA (who represents 7,500 recreational

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