Another summer season is upon us, marked by the passing of the annual Gaspee Days celebration and heralded by beach loving Rhode Islanders everywhere. As graduating students toss their caps and look …
Another summer season is upon us, marked by the passing of the annual Gaspee Days celebration and heralded by beach loving Rhode Islanders everywhere. As graduating students toss their caps and look forward to a final few months of play before heading into the real world, it’s an exciting time of infinite potential for many.
Even in its early stages, the summer of 2022 has already been an historic one. The 250th Gaspee Days celebration brought widespread attention to the area and showcased the rich historical traditions still held dearly today.
Legislatively, regardless of what side of the issues you land on, Rhode Island has passed an historic vote legalizing recreational marijuana, and the House of Representatives recently passed new gun legislation in an attempt to prevent gun-related tragedies from occurring in the state. Following this summer, voters in Warwick will decide on whether or not to fund a bond for two new high schools, an historic decision of massive importance both now and for generations to come.
In more fun news, Warwick will become the first Rhode Island city to ever host The Great Race, a massive road race consisting entirely of classic cars. They will launch from Rocky Point, embarking on a nine-day, 2,300-mile race all the way to Fargo, North Dakota.
In Cranston, the lights being turned back on at the historic Park Theater has been a welcome return for hundreds of residents and visitors to the Rolfe Square area, who have already enjoyed a variety of shows throughout the spring and early summer. We hope that building’s revival will be a sign of more great things to come in our local economy.
We can only hope that the summer of 2022 will be remembered as one where the world returned to a state of somewhat normalcy regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, however the state of the world’s economy remains a pain point, with inflation across the board threatening the financial security of many and gas hitting over $5 a gallon, with no real sign of relief in sight. Just try to remember that, no, Joe Biden or even Donald Trump didn’t cause these issues all on their own.
With many days of beautiful weather ahead, at the very least we can all enjoy waking up and walking the dog without shivering.
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