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Don’t let it rain on your parade

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The sun is going to come out. Don’t let the stray thunderstorm this morning dampen your festivities. Have a wonderful Memorial Day. Don’t eat too much (OK, never mind, go ahead), don’t drink too much (be careful and be safe) and remember to think (even silently) about what this day is all about. It is […] [Read More]
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It’s the small things that make a difference

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By now, people know that Operation Hope is my favorite charity. I volunteer for the organization and help stock the shelves of the food pantry. It’s the little endeavors that go a long way in helping someone else. Two cases in point recently in the news support that belief. A group of Fairfield Ludlowe High […] [Read More]
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History seen through a camera lens

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I have spent a lot of time lately at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, a gem of a place in town, doing research on the Civil War. One day while I waited for assistant librarian and geneaologist Rod MacKenzie to retrieve something for me from the archives, I decided to take a walk around […] [Read More]
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Driven to help

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Ellen Redgate, the Operation Hope Food Pantry coordinator, stood by nervously Saturday afternoon in a warehouse on lower Black Rock Turnpike as she watched volunteers sort through a handful of donated bags of food. She was concerned because the volume she expects in the National Association of Letters Carriers food drive was slow coming in. […] [Read More]
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A fascination for cemeteries

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I learned my interest in old cemeteries from my father, who fancied himself a bit of a history buff. We occasionally would stop at area cemeteries as we were doing errands around town, walk through reading the gravestones. The inscriptions on some of the older ones are faded and worn, but you can still make […] [Read More]
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Just like Julia Ward Howe

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Some people might contend that Mother’s Day is a made-up holiday to fill the coffers of greeting-card makers. But its roots actually go deep – in fact, as far back as ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian times. Motherhood was to be celebrated and feted. My family is gathering today to show Mom (who also is […] [Read More]
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There’s more to come

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The long budget-setting process is almost over. Tonight, the Board of Finance will set the mill rate for the 2011-12 fiscal year at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center on Kings Highway East. The new fiscal year begins on July 1. The Representative Town Meeting adopted the new budget around midnight on Tuesday after two […] [Read More]
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