Post Labor Day Blues

That was fast. As unusual as it was, the summer of 2020 seemed to pass quickly. And just like it does almost every year, the transition from summer southwesterlies and hazy warm conditions has given way to the windy swings of early September and lower sun angles and...

Congratulations, Town of Orleans

I don’t go to many gatherings these days, but on Tuesday I made an exception to attend a happy event–the groundbreaking for the Orleans municipal wastewater system. Decades in the making and a testament to the perseverance, and thick skin, of some dedicated and...

An APCC Update

This crisp morning marks the start of meteorological fall. I know it’s not even Labor Day yet and many warm and summer-like days lie ahead, but much of this summer like no other has passed. For me, it is still too early to have fully sorted out what to make of this...

Dry Run

This primary season has proven to be a bit of a dry run in elections preparation as the nation looks forward to the general election in November. The Massachusetts primary is in two weeks; many of our members from other states have already conducted their primaries....

Don’t Look the Other Way

Once again, I started out to write one thing and am now writing another. I had intended to point out that during our beautiful weekend we were under an air quality alert. Driven by the heat and southwesterly winds from the industrial Midwest and auto emissions, we had...