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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

Healey is a problem for both sides of the aisle

The Republicans wanted to bump off Bob Healey, the Moderate Party gubernatorial candidate, for a good reason. Namely, he is an attractive alternative to its standard-bearer Alan Fung. Democrat Gina Raimondo’s camp must have been hoping for the same thing, since he is also a challenge to her. What’s his threat to them? Mr. Healey

Harry (11) and his brother Jameson Hogan-Shaw (7) with a sack of summer flounder, sea bass and sea robin filets they caught while fishing with grandparents Mary Shaw and Bruce Bowen.

No Fluke

Where’s the bite Ernie Beckwith of Connecticut fly fished for bonito and false albacore Thursday in front of Nappatree Point, Westerly.  Ernie said “The fish weren’t very finicky Thursday, there were good numbers of them and before you knew it I boated three false albacore and two small bonito.” Reports of false albacore have been

What’s the point?

If I asked you if the 4 Democratic gubernatorial candidates had any policy differences, wouldn’t you say yes?  Similarly, were there any position differences between Republicans Ken Block and Alan Fung? Of course there were. That’s why it’s disingenuous to expect that those who lost the race should automatically give an imprimatur to the standard

Can’t I feed dog food…to my dog?

Dear Dr. Evans, A friend of mine is gluten-intolerant and just switched his dog to gluten-free dog food. He can’t say enough about how glossy her coat is, how she gobbles it down, etc. The thing is, her coat was pretty glossy all along and, seeing that she is a Lab, she pretty much gobbles anything

Think (and consult) before you gift

Many people consider gifting assets to children and grandchildren to reduce estate tax and protect assets from the cost of long term care.  Gifting assets is a significant decision because through the gift, you relinquish control of the assets. For this and other reasons, before you gift consider the following: •     Your Needs. Will

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Trash or treasure: message in a bottle

Q. I came across this blue bottle that was most likely dug up in Newport. I am most curious about what it is and where it is from. The bottle is in near-perfect condition. Is it worth anything? A. Your blue bottle is a seltzer or soda bottle from the early 1900’s. It is most

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