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A new leash on (dog) life in Little Compton

At its March 7, 2024 meeting, the Little Compton Town Council voted to approve the wording of the sign included below, for posting on town-owned property, particularly the adjacent parking areas at Veterans Field and the soccer field. The sign’s terse message distills the substance of the Council’s significant amendment of the town’s animal control…Continue readingA new leash on (dog) life in Little Compton

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Living on COVID time: A viral anniversary

Four years ago this month, in March 2020, the arrival of the COVID-19 era suddenly upended lives and daily routines throughout the United States—and, indeed, throughout the world. Many of us know, or know of, people who lost their lives to the virus or now live with serious consequences of being infected by it. We…Continue readingLiving on COVID time: A viral anniversary

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South Coast Rail: Passenger trains will return to Fall River and New Bedford sometime in 2024

The last passenger trains between Boston and the southeastern Massachusetts cities of Fall River and New Bedford rolled out of the railroad stations of each city about 65 years ago, in the late 1950s. Resurrection of passenger-rail transportation to the two largest southeastern Massachusetts municipalities was being debated and discussed since the 1980s, as a…Continue readingSouth Coast Rail: Passenger trains will return to Fall River and New Bedford sometime in 2024

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Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust explains a recent “fraught” land transaction

  [CORRECTION, December 28, 2023: Throughout my original December 4, 2023 post, I incorrectly spelled the name of the person who recently sold property to the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (LCACT) and Dennis Talbot. Her name is Beverly Anarumo (not “Annarumo”). I apologize to Ms. Anarumo, and to other readers, for my error, which I…Continue readingLittle Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust explains a recent “fraught” land transaction

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Hiatus: A note

When I initiated Peculiar Work in February 2022, I predicted that my blog posts, “some lengthy, will appear on the “Blog Posts” page at irregular intervals.” I note that my last post, “Benton MacKaye National Scenic Trail bill refiled in U.S. House,” was published on May 27, 2023, more than three months ago. My little…Continue readingHiatus: A note