Opinion articles

Opportunity awaits in off year

The baseball playoffs have been a bit of a snooze — literally. Try as a I might I cannot seem to stay awake for games played in far away stadiums between teams I have little interest in. The Dodgers are probably the most interesting to me because their lineup is filled with former Red Sox.

Bruce Rich of Marlborough, Conn. with a huge (possibly a record breaking) false albacore he caught while fishing with Capt. Ray Stachelek of Cast-a-Fly Charters.

No Fluke: False albacore and bonito running hot

Capt. Ray Stachelek of East Greenwich is an expert fly fishing guide and at this time of year he specializes in taking anglers saltwater fishing for false albacore, bonito and striped bass. Last week Capt. Stachelek fished with Bruce Rick of Marlborough, Conn. Bruce hooked up with and landed one of the largest false albacores

Bristol Town Councilman Tim Sweeney and a Bristol Recycles volunteer collect styrofoam during Amnesty Day at the transfer station, hosted by the Bristol Department of Public Works and Bristol Recycles.

Letter: Amnesty Day loads trucks with recyclable waste

To the Editor, We want to thank the Bristol residents for joining us in making last Saturday’s Bristol Recycles – DPW Amnesty Day a huge success! Here are just a few examples of what you helped defer from the landfill: •    You filled 3 dump trucks with old paint. •    You filled 1 dump truck

Above all else, make sure to vote

To the editor: Across our state, people are losing hope. With the nation’s third highest unemployment rate, cities facing bankruptcy and the inability of Smith Hill to create meaningful change, Rhode Islanders increasingly expect our elected officials to move the state forward in a positive direction. But in order for all voices to be heard

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