I love Jamestown, Newport, and all of Rhode Island. I have traveled the world, but I firmly believe that we are blessed to live in such a beautiful place. My family and I love the outdoors – swimming, boating, hiking, going to the beach, etc. My wife and I encourage our kids to respect the land and nature, and we want a resilient, safe and clean environment for them in the future.
This is why I am a strong supporter of groups like Clean Ocean Access, Save the Bay, and others, who have really partnered with the community in education, awareness, and cleaning the environment.
Unfortunately, some political lobby groups, in our state have used the “environmental “banner as a front for deeper agendas, such as larger and more restrictive government, higher taxes on already stressed Rhode island citizens, and eminent domain (land grabs by the government), which seize the opportunities for private individual land ownership.