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Letter: Shop small this season

This Saturday, Nov. 29, is reserved as Small Business Saturday. It’s an effort to kickoff the holiday shopping season by highlighting the wonderful local small businesses.  Our hope is that you shop local not only on Saturday, but the entire holiday season. When you buy goods and services from local business owners, you’re ensuring the

Medicaid protections for your home

People that come to my office are sometimes afraid. Often, they or their spouse (or both) are elderly and afraid they will lose their largest asset, their home, to the cost of a nursing home. Especially when an individual is married and one spouse continues to live in the home, there is no cause for

Turkey Tech: apps to get you through the feast

The food. Quality time with friends and family. The all-day football. There are plenty of reasons to be thankful Thanksgiving is coming up soon. But for all its fun, planning the perfect turkey day has its stresses. That’s why we’re highlighting some great mobile apps that will help make your Thanksgiving perfect. Let’s consider some

Splitting up: who gets the Picasso?

When couples begin divorce proceedings, some of the biggest fights are over artwork or antiques. Emotional attachments can be greater than financial (or perceived financial) values. Some tips to consider for a peaceable and equitable split: 1. Make an inventory of all personal property (of significance). Include dates of when and how they were acquired.

Can we get real?

Last week the Providence Journal reported that the state of Rhode Island has an estimated $21.7 million revenue shortfall for the fiscal year that began July 1, with the next projected shortfall for July 2015 projected to be even higher. Two articles appeared in the illustrious newspaper within 24 hours of this story, which caused

Chris Panerillo from North Kingstown with a nice brace of tog to nine pounds he caught Saturday aboard the Lady Frances party boat out of Pt. Judith.

How much is a fish worth?

“U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $199 billion in sales in 2012, a gain of seven percent over the previous year, with the economic impact of fishing jobs increasing three percent from 2011 to 2012,” according to an April NOAA Fisheries economics report. In regard to the value of a pound of

Letter: Plan to evacuate middle school makes sense

To the editor: The Westport School Committee made the right decision in voting to approve the administration’s recommendation to close Westport Middle School at the end of this school year. The U.S. Environmental Agency has been putting increasing pressure on the school department to move students out  of the middle school building and/or remove or

Letter: I am still here because of all of you

To the editor: I would like to send my sincere thanks to the individuals who saved my life on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 after falling overboard. They are Anthony Merryman, Patrolman Kevin Kitchen, John Carbone, Stephanie Austin and Luis Pacheco. Special thanks to Adam Salinaro who worked amazingly long and hard performing CPR. According to