Although state officials are taking a slow path toward re-starting attractions and businesses that feed local tourism, town officials and business leaders are advertising the community is open for business.
As Memorial Day weekend invites thoughts of vacation and other summer fun by relaxing and enjoying time off, the continuing coronavirus pandemic has instead invited many people’s curiosity about how different it will be this year.
From his talents on guitar and vocals as part of the Providence-via-Coventry hip hop band Toad & The Stooligans, it’s obvious that Dan Pomfret can lay down lyrics over beats effortlessly.
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim wrote a bouncy song for the musical “Assassins” that says, “Everybody’s got the right to their dreams.”
For 15 years, Sherri Rosen-Mason has been focused on bringing diversity to the enrollment at Hillcrest, a boarding school in New Hampshire where she is head of admissions. She’s proud of her incremental success.
Since much of what I write – especially my books – is focused on endangered species, I often get asked why we should bother protecting rare species, especially those that are less-than-charismatic, like snakes, mice or Rhode Island’s state insect, the American burying beetle.
I always look forward to observing a good display of shooting stars. I’ve watched countless “burning rocks” plummet through the Earth’s atmosphere in the 45 years I’ve been an amateur astronomer. The experience doesn’t get old, except perhaps when the expected peak of activity falls far short of forecasts.
One of the few good things that has come out of the COVID19 situation is that it has resulted in many more people taking walks at our local parks, refuges and wildlife sanctuaries than usual, since it allows us to maintain social distancing while also getting some exercise and enjoying the fresh air.