Canadian Sailings, Published

How Davisville, Rhode Island, aims to capture some of Canada’s port volumes

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By Ira Breskin Recently serving as a viable alternative debarcation port for Canada-bound auto imports may pay larger, longer-term dividends for Port of Davisville, located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Davisville last year enjoyed a spike in Canada-bound auto shipments because of the severe 2014-2015 winter that played havoc with operations at some competing northeastern ports, specifically Halifax. Record snowfall…

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New York Times, Published

Fighting to Preserve a Chapter of Setauket History

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By Ira Breskin An effort in Setauket to commemorate a once-thriving mixed-race community here is in its final stages. However, doing so reinvigorates a long simmering debate among friendly factions about the accuracy of local history. The Bethel-Christian Avenue-Laurel Hill Historic District is a historically mixed-race neighborhood next to Setauket’s historic downtown area. The half-mile stretch is anchored by the…

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