Brighter days for Ocean State

Things are looking up in Rhode Island. Its economy is improving. A  tough, realistic, very smart and rather charismatic former venture capitalist, Gina Raimondo, will be the new governor and Providence will get a new mayor, Jorge Elorza, who seems honest and earnest and to have  new ideas for improving New England's second-largest city. Further, T.F. Green Airport's main runway will finally be extended, so as to bring in many more direct flights, including to Europe and the West Coast, and we have hopes that the under-used port at Quonset will get a boost.

A better business climate and a more upbeat (and thus more productive) citizenry in the Ocean State seem likely in 2015.