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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 Long Ramble on Little Compton Roads

I recently visited the Little Compton Town Hall to research the minutes of Town Meetings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While tracking the history of Town Meeting actions concerning bounties on crows, hawks, and foxes (a story I’ll relate in a later post), I was brought up short by a vote at…Continue readingA Long Ramble on Little Compton Roads

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“Do We Have Enough Water in Little Compton?”

In the mid-1990s, during sometimes contentious Little Compton public meetings about the activities of local land conservation organizations, the drafting of the town’s Comprehensive Plan, and various other issues involving the town’s natural resources, one long-time resident would sometimes offer an anecdote about the source of the town’s groundwater. Her father, she would declare, had…Continue reading“Do We Have Enough Water in Little Compton?”

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“Frog Opera”: A Seasonal Chorus in Deep Time

The house Nan and I are fortunate to be renting in Little Compton is situated on a patch of slightly higher, drier land in the midst of what, for all intents and purposes, is a kind of swamp, especially at this time of year. (I use the word “swamp” deliberately and in a positive and…Continue reading“Frog Opera”: A Seasonal Chorus in Deep Time