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Applause for our WWII Vet, Morley Piper

 
Former Executive Director of NENA, Morley Piper, a D-Day veteran who was in France for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the invasion, spoke at a luncheon hosted by ten communities liberated by the Allies. The following is the text of Piper's speech.

My daughter Patricia and granddaughters Audrey and Laura, and I, have the honor this morning to represent the old soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division in expressing our heartfelt appreciation to our French Allies for welcoming us, our families and friends, with such endearing grace and French hospitality to your charming villages and communes for this historic commemoration of the searing battles fought here in WWII in the D-Day invasion of Normandy...

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Reinventing advertising to offset declines in revenue

To combat declining advertising revenue in a dynamic technological age, newspapers have been forced to reinvent the ways in which they sell advertising. According to Mark French, advertising director of The Republican of Springfield, Mass., declines in ad revenue in New England have tended to be below the national average. “New Englanders still love their newspapers,” French said. “We are the largest consumers of newspapers in the country.”...

Future public access could rest on R.I. gov’s son’s case

The Providence Journal is appealing a court decision that if left unchallenged could have negative implications for what information law enforcement releases to the public in the future, according to Joseph V. Cavanagh Jr., the Journal’s lawyer.

In April, Rhode Island Superior Court Judge William E. Carnes Jr., a former police officer, denied the Journal’s request for access to records about the investigation of a 2012 graduation party held by Caleb Chafee, son of Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee...

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