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Jeff Gross

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About

Jeffrey "Jeff" Gross spent 21 years as an Analytical Chemist at the USCG R&D Center in Groton, Connecticut, Woods Hole Laboratories, and Helix Technologies. Changing careers is a "great learning experience for everyone", Jeff says, and I'm an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, a student of the sciences, and the world. The US holds too many wonders not to take a chance and explore them".

Jeff is the Model Train and Railroad entrepreneur. Proud Golden Retriever owner. Ultra strong Second Amendment Advocate and Constitutionalist. "Determined seeker of the truth". 

Jeff is a RIFGPA Legislative and Legal Officer, Freshwater Chairman, NRA Liaison.

His subjects include Outdoors, Second Amendment, Model Railroading, and Whimsical.

He can be reached at: trainsbythe144@aol.com

Hunting and Fishing Off-season 1/14/2022 – Jeff Gross

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer A great way to start this year off is to get more involved in the matters you have a problem with. I heard and saw many complaints in 2021. Some had very legitimate concerns. Often, these issues were being discussed at the RI legislature, and might even have evolved into…
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Unnoticed COVID Hotspots? – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer With Omicron cases spiking, very little, if any, transmission sources are now talked about. It is the same old vaccinate, vaccinate, booster, booster messages, times 10. Back in the initial COVID days the supposed experts looked at transmission sources and rates of virus life on various materials for COVID –…
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Friday Fishing Hunting off-season, 1/7/22 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer With small game season nearing its end and warm weather fishing a long way off, hopefully this column will give some positive aspect to this out of control world. With a healthy snowstorm on our doorstep today it is the first real good indicator of winter weather. Ice fishing is…
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Friday Hunting Primer, 12/31/21 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Well, the last stocking ended dismally. After hunting Arcadia and Carolina for 6 hours and seeing nothing more than one set of pheasant tracks in the snow (holdover??) makes one wonder where the pheasants went. I also hunted the woods as well and still saw no tracks. Jada could have…
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SCOTUS will be busy with 2nd Amendment cases – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer This article is 1.5 months overdue, but it is worth the delay.  A number of new pro second amendment cases will be appearing on the docket for consideration next term.  But first an analysis of the Bruen New York concealed carry case. On November 3rd, 2021, the US Supreme Court…
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Friday Hunting Primer, 12/24/21 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Hunting last weekend was brutal. It was reinforced that I was the only one out hunting in Arcadia, as the severe winds ripped right through my clothing. Even in the winds and weather, Jada found a Rooster to put up, and even unexpectedly flushed some Chukar. The Chukar flew off…
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Friday Hunting Primer – 12/17/2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Photo: Jada after a recent hunt: “Maybe you should start letting me carry the gun. Then we will have food on the table at night.” Well, the season is winding down and the hunting is slowing down as well. Not seeing very many bird posts in Rhode Island Small Game…
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Women in Model Railroading – the next great hurdle – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer This past weekend the HUB division of the National Model Railway Association hosted its annual Model Train show in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The Show was a spectacular one. Attendance was robust with people from all walks of life and all ages in attendance. Of particular note is the number of young…
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Friday Hunting Primer – 12/10/21 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Photo: Jada: “What do you mean you forgot the ammo?” Deer season on state land has 2.5 days left in the season. I offered a Free Dunkin Donuts coffee to anyone taking a coyote on state land, but so far, no takers. T-minus 60 hours and counting…. While this method…
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Friday Hunting Primer – 12/3/21 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Top photo: The Richard family Shotgun Deer Season opens… As mentioned last week it is great to see families enjoying the outdoors. Even better is the fact that some families are making hunting a family event. I encountered the Richard family while pheasant hunting in Arcadia. The youngsters were having…
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Friday Hunting Primer – 11/26/21 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Happy Post Thanksgiving to all you folks. I hope your tables were filled abundantly and you were surrounded by family and friends. To those friends of mine who lost their spouses or partners I hope family and friends gave you comfort and warmth and good company throughout the day. Thanksgiving…
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Railroad crossings – a sign of the times – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer, commentary This past weekend the Shriner’s Auditorium hosted its biannual model train show in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The atmosphere was drastically different compared to shows in 2018, 2019, and early 2020.  Instead of talking about how to wire a Tsunami Sound Board to a Direct Command Control Board, or what rock…
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Friday Hunting Primer, 11/19/2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Well, good news – the woodcock are finally showing up. A number of hunters have taken one or two though no statements of a limit have been made. With the Timberdoodles here it will make the Pheasant hunts much more entertaining as most dogs will point the “Wood Elves” as…
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Friday Hunting Primer, 11/12/2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer This week continues to be a hot spot for pheasants in the Great Swamp Management Area. A large number of birds are coming out of that spot. One hunter noted that while he did well with his pointer, he needed to remove thorns from himself and the pup that evening. …
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Friday Hunting Primer, 11/05/2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Hunting has been crazy this week for many people. Reports of no birds in Big River, Nicholas Farm, Carolina, and many spots in Arcadia, of all places. Now hunters read my words and embrace the thought: We must start hunting coyotes and fox right now. Right now, as in yesterday! …
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Rhode Island gains if the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) passes – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Photo: Block Island Ferry website Currently in the U.S. Congress is a bill, H.R. 2773.  This bill is called the Recovering Americas Wildlife Act (RAWA).  This bill looks to provide monies in addition to the Pittman-Robertson act to improve wildlife conditions of greatest need. Since RAWA is a supplemental fund…
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Friday Hunting Primer, 10/29/2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer After a rough start, hunting turned into a great week for a lot of people, as one can see by all the success pictures. 10 degrees cooler while in the field can make all the difference in the success of a hunt. Birds tend to leave better scent when it is…
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Friday Hunting Primer, 10/22/2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Unseasonably warm temperatures coupled with a few stocking hiccups lead to a rough start to hunting season. The RI DEM assured this writer the problems are remedied and to pass along what was said, to all of you: “The Hunters are our eyes in the field. We (RI DEM) request…
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Weekly Hunting Primer – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Editor’s Note: Jeff’s popular Friday Fishing Tips has gone hunting for the off-season – enjoy “Weekly Hunting Primer” every Friday This Saturday morning at 6:59 am (sunrise) the small game hunting season starts with a bang. Most state owned management areas will be stocked with pheasants. Unlike our mid-western states that have…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer As Fall is here, starting next week, we will be generating a weekly Hunting article in the same format as the Friday fishing tips. I encourage all of you to write to us at news@RINewsToday.com about what questions you have and what topics you would like to see covered. That…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Fall is in the air and the trout are ready to start biting again. The RI DEM will stock trout for the fall starting today October 1st through Friday October 8th.  The weather will be fantastic this weekend so indulge in a little me-time or family time and head to…
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56th annual RailFair 2021 – Oct 2/3 – for families, children, collectors – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer The Nashua Valley Model Railroad Association (NVRRA) announces its 56th annual “Railfair 2021” model train show on Saturday October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd, 2021 (10am-4pm each day).  Attractions include model railroad displays, layouts, exhibits, dealers, and a new children’s “caboose corner” containing all sorts of fun for families with…
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Ladies Day at the RI Fish and Game Protective Association – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer On September 19th, the Rhode Island Fish and Game Protective Association ran the club’s annual Ladies Day event at their facility in West Greenwich. This year had a very high attendance at 100+ women looking to experience the outdoor shooting sports. At the inception of the Ladies Day event many…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Fishing Tip 09/24/2021 As the Fall is here and the freshwater fishing is improving, here is an often overlooked matter on your boat, kayak, or canoe. Certain safety equipment is essential and mandatory. Every Watercraft must have a life jacket onboard. However, in anything under 16 feet the boat will…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Some years ago, states like Maine started banning the use of lead split shot and the like, as Loons were found to have died from lead poisoning. Friends of mine were made privy to x-rays taken of a deceased Loon and there were two lead split shot lodged in its…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

As the fall approaches and one wanders out into the outdoors to fish the pond banks and streams there is a problem to contend with. Deer ticks will be infiltrating these areas as well as a variety of new ticks.  Deer ticks are a problem most of the year, but September through November seems to be…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeffrey Gross, contributing writer Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross The impact of Hurricane Ida will affect fishing this coming weekend.  Not only did Ida complicate fishing for you folks this long weekend, this week’s story should be originating out of Belgrade, Maine!  But, Ida threw this writer a sinking fastball… 5.92 inches of…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeffrey Gross, contributing writer This is about the time of the season that one notices fish spitting the hook readily on more than one occasion. Often this is caused by dull, bent or deformed hooks.  Weakened hooks also can be a problem. One Yo-Zuri lure needed the hooks replaced on a recent trip to…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer As we all know it is summer grilling season. Some of those great trout we all enjoyed catching this spring are still in the freezer. A friend mentioned some years ago that he grills his trout by adding some onions and some lemon and dill to the cavity of a cleaned trout. …
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Friday Fishing Tips – Aug. 13, 2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer With hot summer heat now affecting all of us, bass will now be rather sluggish during the day. Another problem is the warm weather will increase weed growth.  Milfoil is an extreme problem across Rhode Island. The West Bay is very prone to the noxious weed. Great bass ponds like Bowdish…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer As mentioned last week, some important tackle box items will be discussed to help make your tackle box complete. Shown in the attached photos one does not want to have equipment malfunctions when these husky fish are biting. Another addition to ones tackle box or boat box can be a…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross As we get deeper into the fishing season, it is inevitable fishing gear will start to break down.  If one’s luck is similar to this writer it will be right at the apex of fish biting. Over the next couple of columns some suggestions…
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2nd Amendment Update – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Photo: National Archives In Rhode Island, recently, a couple of anti-gun bills passed, as did a bill to force the RI Attorney General to document how gun crimes are handled/prosecuted from start to finish. The pair of anti-gun bills has one bill that increases the penalties for someone who buys a…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Switching gears to Saltwater this week.  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 23rd thru July 25th are Free Saltwater Fishing Days in Rhode Island. With a vast variety of Saltwater fish species to catch it is imperative one gets the rules and regulations as there are a number of size limits in effect…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, feature writer Photo: Brady & fish With the fish biting well from Maine to Pennsylvania, it is time to mention an often-overlooked aspect of fishing. Having more than 1 fishing rod in possession.  It is always the case in this writer’s life that if something can break or go wrong it will. …
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer With all the hoopla about climate change, there is definitely something going on in the winds. Maine was experiencing a severe drought when I was out fishing. I noticed the lakes were down about 18″.  The fish bite has been great even though the surface waters are like bath water. …
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Hello from the great state of Maine.  Like in Little Rhody, the bass and some trout are biting everywhere, though one needs to work for the trout. Took a while to find what works for lures but the bass cannot resist a Black and Gold Yo-zuri Medium runner.  I am…
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Honoring an outstanding gentleman… by Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer On Thursday June 17th the Second Amendment Community and the state of Rhode Island lost a dear, kind and generous person in Kyle McCarthy. Our hearts and prayers go out to Kyle’s family. Many have stated he would give a person the shirt off his back and never look for…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer As what appears to be an excellent spring fishing season is winding down a habit was noticed that needs to be addressed when so many people are practicing catch and release.  The habit of holding fish horizontally by the jaw for a picture is unsafe for the fish. While the…
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2nd Amendment cases work their way through SCOTUS

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer The course of the Second Amendment at the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) just took another very positive turn for the better. There are now 4 cases involving the carrying of firearms in public. The 4th and latest is the Young vs State of Hawaii. This case will address the issues of carrying…
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Friday Fishing Tips – June 4, 2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer In a previous article the subject of checking your fishing line for abrasions was addressed. For you folks that are fortunate to catch small mouth bass in Rhode Island, and those who are catching them out of state like this writer, check the line often. Smallies are notorious for diving down…
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Friday Fishing Tips – May 28, 2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Well, it took a few weeks, but this writer is on a roll with the trout. Great success has occurred in the last two weeks that makes up for a lean spring. The fish were there, they just did not like my presentation.  Some members of the Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen’s Club…
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Friday Fishing Tips – May 21, 2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Recently a sportsperson noted on “A better 401 fishing” Facebook page that he found an anti-fishing card put next to his vehicle. So far that has been the extent of anti-fishing locally. Years ago I enlightened my club to PETA looking to ban fishing. Many club members did not take me…
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Friday Fishing Tips – May 14, 2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Well, Mother Nature is producing some decent springtime weather, finally, and the fish are responding in kind.  Trout are active in a lot of places; only you need to work for them. However, it is worth the time. Years ago, trout of 10-11″ were average with a 14″ trout very rare…
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Friday Fishing Tips – May 7, 2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer The temperatures are finally rising and FINALLY the furnace was shut down until next October.  With the temperature increase the fish are really stepping up the bite. A slew of largemouth bass are being caught statewide. The lure manufacturers must be having a field day.  Trout are biting equally well.  Across…
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SCOTUS 2nd Amendment decision will have an impact in RI – Jeff Gross

By Jeff Gross, opinion On Monday, April 26th the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) took a stand to decide whether the Second Amendment extends outside the home.  In 2008 and 2010 SCOTUS ruled that citizens have the right to own firearms and that it applies also to the states. In 2008 SCOTUS also ruled that requiring trigger…
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Friday Fishing Tips – April 30, 2021 – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer The weather continues to play havoc on the catch. The fish are a day by day, hit or miss situation. As one can see in the pictures some folks are doing quite well while others like this writer are currently in a drought.  Some folks are even having luck with smallmouth…
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Your Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer With Earth Day Thursday April 22nd, I decided to take some time to hit a few fishing holes and do a little scouting. The mess that was seen was unacceptable. Water bottles, Dunkin’ Donuts cups were everywhere. It was instilled in me long ago to always leave a fishing area in…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer The delightful weather Little Rhody had been enjoying should have had a direct impact on the Trout fishing. It did not.  While some are still catching some trophy Trout in the 5-8 lb. range, some bright and sunny days were quiet in the evening. It appears that mornings are the…
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Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer April 7th was opening day of Trout season in Little Rhody. From the pictures shown on the internet and “A Better 401 Fishing”, the people who were fortunate to get out and fish did fairly well. We’ll see how the results are this weekend. The day was a success there were…
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Friday fishing tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, feature writer Rhode Islanders continue to slam largemouth bass and a few smallmouths daily. Quite a few lunkers are posted each day on the Facebook group page “A better 401 Fishing” as the weather permits.  If one is lucky enough to catch a possible new state record, here are recommendations on how…
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Introducing…Friday Fishing Tips – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, feature writer The warm weather Rhode Island is enjoying is also bringing out the hunger in the warm water fish. Even though Opening Day for trout is Wednesday April 7th there are a host of ponds and lakes one can fish for large and small mouth bass, pickerel, pike and panfish. Fishing…
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Riding the Washington Secondary Bike Path – a hidden jewel (part 1) – Jeff Gross

Back in the late 1860’s, The Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad constructed a rail line that connected Plainville, Connecticut with the Providence Mainline. It was taken over by the New Haven Railroad by 1895. Little did they know that centuries later the rail line eventually would become a hiding in plain sight jewel of Rhode…
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Target Shooting. It isn’t just a guy’s sport anymore! – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Top Photo: Kelly Ann The RI Fish and Game Protective Association (RIFGPA) for the first time in its 100 years plus existence elected their first female line officer: Cara Woloohojian. Cara is pictured with retiring Secretary Andy Dickson. Andy was the Secretary for an exemplary 20 years, so Cara has some…
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RI is in the United States – a Constitutional country – Jeff Gross

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer – opinion Second Amendment update: Now that the Progressives swarmed the RI State House in the 2020 election, they feel they have free reign to impose the whims and demands of Progressives on the Rhode Island public.  This is because “They know what is best for ‘us’.”  The Progressives will leave…
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Families helping families… RI’s leaders need to focus – by Jeff Gross

by Jeffrey Gross, contributing writer, opinion editorial Since a previous article about the Faith Fellowship Church in West Greenwich Rhode Island, and how lengthy the line was for assistance, the situation for those in need is becoming ever more dire. The distribution was changed at the Church from Wednesday nights to both Tuesday and Thursday…
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Giving thanks to our veterans on Thanksgiving

by Jeffrey Gross, contributing writer Photos courtesy of Cara Woloohojian In previous articles it was noted that each year the Rhode Island Fish and Game Protective Association (RIFGPA) often performs various charitable events throughout the year. Even this nightmare of a year 2020 is no exception. When faced with very few fund-raising events due to the…
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COVID-19 and American Rights

The opinions expressed in this published work are that of the author. Editor’s Note: A few days ago, 10 people in Rhode Island filed suit against Governor Raimondo – The legal template makes points such as: “Neither the Governor nor any public health officer has followed evidence-based, peer-reviewed, clinical science showing that neither social distancing…
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Your Social Security Number is your key. Don’t hand it out.

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Launched in 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It’s a good time to review protecting your Social Security Number (SSN). Each year there is a different theme addressing specific challenges and identifying opportunities for behavioral change. The…
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Flea markets. The things you can find…

by Jeff Gross, feature writer In this time of “going green” and recycling, flea markets are a great place to sell your unwanted items and wares. The Voluntown, Connecticut Flea Market and the Plainfield Pike, Johnston, Rhode Island Flea Market are both prime examples of low cost/high traffic markets.  Each market charges $20 to set up, with…
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2A Community behind President’s SCOTUS appointment

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer OK Folks here is what we are looking at: Back in June the US Supreme Court, (SCOTUS), dismissed 10 gun cases. These same gun cases would have clarified many aspects of the gun control debate. The reason this did not happen is Chief Justice Roberts could not be counted on…
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Extra safety in rural Rhode Island

Many years ago, the RI DEM (Dept. of Environmental Management) had a problem with gangs from Hartford, Connecticut coming into Rhode Island and hanging out at the Beach Pond Boat ramp. Violence often occurred, there was larceny, and worse yet, drugs were rampant. The RI DEM closed the beach and made the boat ramp available to…
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Pet Preparedness

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Photos: Our author’s Jada In a year of growing disasters how many of you are prepared to abandon ship and take your pets with you – in the blink of an eye. Even though prepared it would take this writer about 30-60 min for a complete evacuation. That being said, now is…
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Take out what you take in

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer One would think by now that after 50 years of anti-litter ads we would be litter free in our waterways at least.  Apparently with so many not working, activity at our beaches and fishing areas have increased and as a result the areas are becoming trashed more than usual. Some…
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“Trumptilla” by sea – and by land

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Just like in Normandy in June 1944, an armada approached the Rhode Island shores in an effort to continue protecting American Freedoms. An armada of countless boats, yachts and wave runners congregated in Newport, Rhode Island, and steamed forward to Colt State Park in Bristol.  It was a beautiful summer day…
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I choose the VA Health System…every time

Many years ago, two good friends of mine, Jesse Jeselonis and Ron Camaioni, recommended becoming part of the VA Health System. I procrastinated but they none the less kept after me. I am very thankful they did.  At the Providence VA you are treated like a person, not like a number, like a paycheck or…
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Gone fishin’ – in Rhode Island

by Jeffrey Gross, contributing writer As Memorial day is almost upon us, the trout fishing is starting to improve. The weeks following opening day were less than successful. Between the Social Distancing and odd/even nonsense coupled with the tropical force winds at times, there wasn’t much time to fish.  Thrown into that situation is the…
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On Freedom…

by Jeffrey Gross, contributing writer More and more I see my friends being stuck in Facebook jail for voicing their opinions that “liberals” find offensive.  Censorship in our world is rampant. Media cannot use certain terms, not write certain articles, for fear that someone may find them offensive. Recently this writer posted two articles on his…
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Social Distance Trout Fishing

When COVID-19 entered the USA, the virus disrupted a lot. Severely impacted, and currently unnecessary, is Social Distance Trout Fishing. Social Distance Trout Fishing was a compromise created by the RI DEM between the over-reaching Governor and constitutionalists – like this writer.  Worse yet, for the first time in history trout fishermen were limited to what days…
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What we do & how we do it. Looking at every little thing to get our lives back

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer The Government acknowledged that COVID-19 lives on plastic/metal for up to 48 hours.  All winter long this writer wears gloves to protect his hands from the cold and fuel contamination on his hands while getting gasoline. In February at the first hint of COVID-19, that practice continued even more actively.…
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A SitRep on Grocery Shopping in the days of Coronavirus

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer When I was in the Military we would provide the Commanding officer with a “SITREP”. A SITREP is the detailed status of the situation during an emergency.  Here is a Market SITREP for Southern New England regarding the Coronavirus. I am sure all of us have heard about the cases…
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USA – #CoronavirusStrong

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer With the impending crisis this writer decided to do the unthinkable.  I needed a few essentials to get by the next weeks, so why not endure the storm and see if indeed the stores were really out of toilet paper? Visions of Cabbage Patch doll mayhem came to mind.  What actually happened…
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The World Needs Rebels

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer 2 years ago someone I highly admire made the comment to me, “The world needs rebels”.  I annoyed her with a question while trying to look out for her best interest and hence her rebel reply. She is capable of handling her own affairs and did not need me being…
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Welcome Spring! Go fishin’

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer The current warming trend in Rhode Island is bringing spring in early, though the official date is March 20th. The high 50’s temperatures brought the Red Wing Black Birds in 30 days early, and the males are already staking out their territory in some Warwick Ponds.  On a pond on…
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The 2A Community – active volunteers for community causes

by Jeffrey Gross, contributing writer On Monday, February 17th, The Ladies of the Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen Clubs and the Yellow Shirts joined forces with Barbara Morse and NBC10 in the annual Presidents Day Blood Drive for the RI Blood Center. The Ladies of the Federated 2A MOMs, Michelle Camera, Aimee DeGregory, and Jen Moffett…
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RI Fish and Game Protective Association supports West Greenwich

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer For years now the Rhode Island Fish and Game Protective Association holds fund raisers prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The fundraiser before Thanksgiving raises money to benefit the West Greenwich Public Library. The funds raised provide for new books, items for “Story Time” and Reading Classes, as well as providing funds…
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SCOTUS, Gun Control, and another RI Legislative Session

By Jeff Gross, for RINewsToday.com On December 2nd, 2019, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) heard the New York City gun case. The City of New York attempted to moot the case on July 22nd after SCOTUS gave a Writ of Certiorari. That mootness was denied by SCOTUS. Argument date was set, and SCOTUS stated to counsels:…
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“How’s my driving?” Let them know…

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer In a day where motorists are an ever dangerous threat on the roads, and we wake up to daily – and nightly – horrific accident reports –  now truck drivers, always thought of in the past as the safest drivers on the road,  are crossing the line.  About a month…
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It’s the – Great Train and Toy Show

By Jeff Gross This weekend try a different kind of event – one for the whole family.  Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 23 & 24 from 10am to 4pm, both days at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA – 20 minutes south of Boston. The event is billed…
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Businesses show a nation’s gratitude this Veterans Day

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer Happy Veterans Day to current, former and soon to be service members and especially to the families who must sacrifice while their loved ones are deployed. In an age where it is chic to acknowledge our service men and women a lot of businesses are competing with each other for…
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Second Amendment Coalition and gun owner advocates out in force at Tuesday night’s hearing on gun bills at the RI State House – Photo credit: Jeff Gross

Second Amendment Coalition and gun owner advocates out in force at Tuesday night’s hearing on gun bills at the RI State House. Photo credit: Jeff Gross
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Humanity missing this day…what would you have done?

A moment in Cambridge leaves writer asking the question… Humanity missing this day…what would you have done? By Jeff Gross I’m disgusted with you, Cambridge Massachusetts. On September 5th at 2 pm at the intersection of Mt Auburn St and the Union of Concerned Scientists Alley Way, a physically disabled Vietnam veteran struggled to get…
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