This column has been revised to indicate that Westerly Police Chief Richard Silva was appointed in November 2016.
Blizzards bring nothing but pain in a number of areas — from the physical pain of shoveling and cold to schedule disruptions, pet concerns and home maintenance deficiencies that suddenly become glaring. When work deadlines are involved, however, blizzards — and any storm really — are just do…
At this time of year, I am hearing about irruptions, the irregular movements of birds out of their normal territories. The most noticeable one so far this winter has been snowy owls, which have been arriving in New England, including our Rhode Island coastline, for a few weeks.
A batch of real loose ends at the end of a week that saw a Superstorm Sandy wannabe interrupt the normal flow of things on the fifth year of our first superstorm, and as we head into the homestretch of silly season, otherwise known as election season.