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Trash or Treasure?

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

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An estate sale find and a soft bobcat market Q. I like to go to yard sales and estate sales. I have no clue if what I found is trash or treasure. I believe the porcelain bowl and pitcher came from a family in Duxbury, Massachusetts in 1930. There are a couple of small chips and […]

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Everyone needs to ride the bus

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Columns  /  1 Comment

As boys grow up with dreams of playing professional baseball, I doubt that many of them think longingly of time they’ll spend on a bus between minor league cities like Pawtucket and Scranton. However, this is the experience that most players in professional baseball will have and they don’t get to shag flies in Fenway […]

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No Fluke: Stage set for summer flounder quota battle

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Last week over seventy fishermen expressed their concern about proposed recreational summer flounder (fluke) regulations at an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) public hearing. The Commission regulates many of the species we fish for in Rhode Island waters, on a regional basis. The public hearing, held at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, […]

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Has Lincoln Chafee Given Up?

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

During his State of the State address, Governor Lincoln Chafee seemed to strike most of the right notes, including freezing tuition for higher education, town and city fiscal support, and the importance of supporting the arts. It was a virtual love fest as his Democrat legislators greeted his remarks with rousing applause. Of course, his […]

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Hi, I’m Rudolph

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

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The staff at the Warren animal shelter gave me that name after I was brought into the shelter as a stray from the area of Maple Street and Main. No one knew me or what my name was. I am a male brown Pit Bull with white markings and between one and two years of age, […]

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Start a windowsill farm, with microgreens

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Either winter makes me hungry for fresh vegetables or the seed catalogs do. Either way, every year around this time I decide that this is the year I will grow vegetables in the garden. For real — not just what comes up in the compost pile. I’m forgetting that I did plant kale, cabbage, lettuce, […]

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Modern day Goofus and Gallant

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

When I was growing up, my favorite part of going to see the dentist was reading “Highlights for Children” magazine in the waiting room. In addition to catching up with the Timbertoes family, I loved cringing at “Goofus and Gallant” and seeing how one boy could never get it right while the other always knew […]

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Yes, it’s legal. But is it ethical?

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Two stories last week illustrate the adage that what may be legal isn’t necessarily ethical. Indeed, two men, both Democrat operatives, engaged in tawdry tricks during an election. Their respective chest-thumping about their purported vindication or soon to be vindication show just how far these pillars of society have fallen. Case number one involves Robert […]

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Start a windowsill farm — with microgreens

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Kristin Green Either winter makes me hungry for fresh vegetables or the seed catalogs do. Either way, every year around this time I decide this is the year I will grow vegetables in the garden. For real — not just what comes up in the compost pile. I’m forgetting that I did plant kale, […]

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Trash or Treasure? Auctions 101

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Auctions are a fun way to shop. There are always surprises in the inventory, and the excitement in the crowd when something gets a lot of bids is intoxicating. It can be addictive. People think they can get a bargain at auctions (and sometimes you can) but auctioneers do know what they are doing. Overall, […]

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