Rhode Island is home to many special places. The diversity of these natural, cultural and recreational assets defines the character of our communities and adds immeasurably to our quality of life. The good news is that about 22 percent of Rhode Island’s land area has been permanently protected for future generations to enjoy.Read More
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t acknowledge that climate change is related to human activity. Among its other pursuits, the U.S. Chamber endorses the Keystone XL pipeline. I made a call to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to ask its director about climate change and local economic impact. My call wasn't returned.
Protecting against and preparing for sea-level rise and massive storm surge is a major challenge facing all Rhode Islanders, riddled as we are by coastline, but especially for the state’s leaders, policymakers, engineers, developers and architects who must take the initiative to prepare and adapt for the inevitable.Read More
There are no night visitors. To most people that would be unremarkable, but to me, having had a series of bats in my house over the years, and most recently finding them on the third floor, it’s miraculous.Read More
The public enjoys an easement — an easement across the seaward edge of the shorefront properties. That is what the citizens of Rhode Island voted to make part of their Constitution. A moment’s thought makes it clear that the recognition of this easement benefits all Rhode Islanders, including the shorefront owners.Read More