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Monday, October 19, 2020

Gerry Goldstein: A family not lost for words

It’s at this time of year that Emma Lazarus, whose New Yorker parents maintained a summer home in Newport, gets a lot of publicity for her Statue of Liberty poem and its...

Gerry Goldstein: So went ...

See if this snippet of history sounds vaguely familiar to what we’re facing today: Feisty, plain-talking Harry Truman, warned by scientists of his era that a major natural disaster...

Gerry Goldstein: Wars, old and new

As we struggle with the coronavirus, it's common to hear people say this is our toughest fight since World War II.   Coincidentally, it's been 75 years since an...

Gerry Goldstein: Watching the daily twin bill

Though baseball is currently kaput, television provides us with daily doubleheaders in which the pitchers exhibit wildly contrasting styles.  In the afternoon games we have Governor Raimondo, whose delivery...

Gerry Goldstein: Giving Elijah a pass on self-quarantine

Governor Raimondo, in her recent and charming press briefing for children, set young minds at ease about the coronavirus when she declared the Easter Bunny an "essential worker” and further pledged, “I...

Gerry Goldstein: Out of the blue, A flash of hope on the wing

Times are strange – terrifying, actually – when amid the promises of spring we suddenly find our lives upside down. Here at Shalom Acres, our five-acre hobby farm in Greenville's...
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Gerry Goldstein: Where winter doubles down, and then some

Here in Rhode Island’s apple orchard country of Greenville, the honey crisp and macoun trees are bare, but daffodils and tiger lilies are sprouting at our place, thanks to this kindly winter.

Gerry Goldstein: Mookie will make the most of it

The trade of Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers has split Red Sox Nation the way trading Barack Obama for Donald Trump has split America. Many fans are...

Gerry Goldstein: Some not-so-Merrie Melodies

February being Black History Month, we might appropriately recall some familiar figures associated with racism: Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Tom & Jerry, and Popeye. These, and more...

Gerry Goldstein: Nothing ‘stuffie’ about the duchess

Rhode Island couldn’t convince the PawSox to stay here, but let's hope we don't blow a new opportunity to make a different deal: Prince Harry and his wife say they want to...