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The groundhog gave us the wakeup call

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Winter seems intent on proving the groundhog right. It’s not over yet by a long shot, and I suppose that’s probably as it should be. I remember the last time spring came early: it was so weird it was almost hard to enjoy it. Safe to say nothing is normal anymore and probably never was. […]

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No Fluke

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Fishing with windmills; Pabst tournament set for summer Last week, the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island hosted three fishermen from the United Kingdom. Merlin Jackson, John Nichols, and Colin Warwick spoke with several local fishermen about their experiences fishing with operating wind farms off their coast near Ramsgate, England. The fishermen spoke about mitigation, […]

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First, just show up

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

That pesky groundhog saw his shadow and we’ll be looking at snow and slush for several more weeks here in New England. I don’t mind though because the real harbinger of spring — the day when pitchers and catchers report — has arrived right on time. Unlike years past when Red Sox fans spent the […]

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Books perfect for curling up with this winter

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Before I Go to Sleep

While I love to read outdoors overlooking my garden during the warm weather months, there is an attraction for winter reading, too — curled up in a corner, usually with a cat (or two) in my lap and a cup of tea or a plate of apple slices. It doesn’t get any better than that. […]

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A frog in the attic

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Col—Trash—2.12.14

Q. I was cleaning out my aunt’s attic and came across this. Can you tell me what it is? A. You have found a “flower frog,” popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s and used to arrange flowers. They are still produced today, and can be found in many styles and made out of all different […]

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There’s a replacement for RAOGK, and coming up is a bus trip to Boston and a free conference

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

I haven’t been doing a lot of my own research of late; just research for a client, organizing my files, making a folder of things to research in coming months, and inputting information from my last two research trips into my genealogy software program. But, here are just a few tidbits I’ve come across online […]

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He says he has a warrior’s spirit

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Let’s say there was a candidate for Rhode Island State Treasurer who has 30 plus years as a Certified Public Accountant and was the first public servant to be elected chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in its 125-year history. This candidate also had one of the highest security clearances in order […]

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Life could give you Meyer lemons

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Col—Green—meyerlemon_kg

It isn’t my intention to brag but right this minute there are no less than five ripe lemons on my Meyer lemon tree, four of them hanging from a single bowed branch tip. It’s a bumper crop this year — we have already used two — and I wish I could share the wealth. Instead […]

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No Fluke

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Rainbow trout: Collin Fewster and his father Dave Fewster (an active member of the East Bay Anglers) landed their limit of rainbow trout ice fishing at Barber’s Pond in South Kingstown last week.

Recreational anglers express concern about wind farm What studies have and will be done to measure the impact of this project on fish? Do we know how the vibrations will impact fish? Has Deepwater Wind built other wind farms? What about migrating birds, will some be killed by the wind mills?  How is this project […]

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The only game in town

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

For many of us, the Superbowl is less about crowning a football champion and more about getting back to baseball. About halfway through the game my thoughts turned to the pitchers and catchers making their way to Florida to open spring training camps this week. I freely admit that long before Peyton Manning mumbled his […]

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