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Little Compton Local Elections and Politics: Questions, Answers, Observations (Part 1)

NOTE: This post is the first in a series about Little Compton elections and politics. Subsequent posts will appear intermittently. 2022 is an election year in Little Compton and Rhode Island. At a primary election on September 13 and a general election on November 8, registered voters–also described as “electors” by provisions of state law…Continue readingLittle Compton Local Elections and Politics: Questions, Answers, Observations (Part 1)

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“Meet the Councillors”

I was pleased to see this notice posted on the bulletin board in front of Wilbur’s Store today. Democrats Andrew Iriarte-Moore and Patrick McHugh, both incumbent members of the Little Compton Town Council, are kicking off their campaign for re-election by focusing positively on “Little Compton’s Future.” And they are reaching out to all Little…Continue reading“Meet the Councillors”

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Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard Update: Key Issues Remain Unresolved

As the summer season has arrived in Little Compton, it’s time for an update about the status of various activities at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard.  My previous post (April 6, 2022), “Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard: A New Chapter in an Ongoing Saga,” was prompted in part by the vineyard’s application for a BV retail alcoholic beverage license…Continue readingCarolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard Update: Key Issues Remain Unresolved

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A Drover’s Tale: Along Great Road and Turnpike, from Meriam’s Corner to the Wapack Range (Part 3)

NOTE: The third (and the longest) of three posts in a series titled “A Drover’s Tale” A “most novel and interesting walk” Henry David Thoreau was an exemplar and prophet of American pedestrian exploration. In his classic essay “Walking,” published shortly after his death in 1862, he famously declared “that in Wildness is the preservation…Continue readingA Drover’s Tale: Along Great Road and Turnpike, from Meriam’s Corner to the Wapack Range (Part 3)

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Benton MacKaye National Scenic Trail Bill Filed in Congress

The most fitting possible tribute and monument to Benton MacKaye, conceptualizer of the iconic Appalachian Trail, was proposed today when legislation was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives to designate the existing 287-mile Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) as a National Scenic Trail, as defined and provided in the National Trails System Act. The “Benton…Continue readingBenton MacKaye National Scenic Trail Bill Filed in Congress