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Col—Green—12.10.14

Down to Earth: Holiday houseplants

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

Editorial: Change is good … sometimes

Change came to the Bristol Town Council quickly, just moments after the council’s democratic majority took control of the gavel. Councilman Nathan Calouro replaced Mary Parella as chairperson of the council last Wednesday night, and Timothy Sweeney took over the vice-chairmanship from Halsey Herreshoff as the Democratic majority took the reins over the two Republicans.

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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

Employees at Clements’ Marketplace pose with items to be donated to the Rhode Island Food Bank.

Letter: Clements’ in Portsmouth collects for R.I. Food Bank

To the editor: Wow another year has almost come and gone! Sometimes it feels like there are just not enough hours in the day. December has last-minute holiday shopping, holiday parties, family get-togethers, and much more. During this time of year it’s easy to get lost in our own hectic schedules and forget what this

Letter: RhodeMap RI plan raises real concerns

To the editor: In a recently published opinion piece in defense of the RhodeMap RI plan that has come increasingly under attack, Neil Steinberg of the Rhode Island Foundation and Marcel Valois of Commerce RI said that “for over a decade, Rhode Islanders have called for an economic development vision, plan and most importantly action.”

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