WINTER THAW

After 2 1/2 months of sub-zero weather, yesterday and today temperatures hovered near 50 degrees. You would have thought it was the first day of  summer, it seemed as though there was a pent up energy, cabin fever we used to call it. Just look at the traffic going to Cape Cod.

TRAFFIC TO THE CAPE
TRAFFIC TO THE CAPE
GULLS IN A ROW
GULLS IN A ROW
UNEXPECTED PLEASURE
UNEXPECTED PLEASURE
ROCK IN A CAGE
ROCK IN A CAGE
NEW ENGLAND SCENE
NEW ENGLAND SCENE
OLIVER MILL ON THE NEMASKET
OLIVER MILL ON THE NEMASKET

CONTROVERSY IN NEWPORT

 

THE BREAKERS IN WINTER
THE BREAKERS IN WINTER

 

 

Monday evening, January 27th, the Zoning Board of Review of Newport Rhode Island will review the New Historic District Commission’s decision which would not allow the visitor’s center to be built on the property of the Breakers. The Zoning Board will review the decision as to whether or not the law was applied as written.

This has been a continuing heated issue in Newport. I cannot see how building this Visitor’s Center on the Breakers property is consistent with the Mission of the Preservation Society.

This will be a pivotal decision.BREAKERS 1 breakers 2 breakers 3

COLLEGE SAILING

SKIP WHYTE, HENRY BOSSETT, STEPHEN LIRAKIS
SKIP WHYTE, HENRY BOSSETT, STEPHEN LIRAKIS

 

BEVERLY DINGHY ON STEROIDS
BEVERLY DINGHY ON STEROIDS
SUNFISH
SUNFISH
BILL JOHNSON AND STEPHEN LIRAKIS AT MIT
BILL JOHNSON AND STEPHEN LIRAKIS AT MIT

LUDERS 44

LUDERS 44
URI SAILING TEAM
URI SAILING TEAM
MIT TECHS
MIT TECHS

College sailing in my day was very competitive, but we had a lot of fun. I have the best memories of those years. Today’s college sailing is much more disciplined. I hope they are having as much fun and making memories.

I consider college sailing the best because it is many short races, one design, rotating boats. Your skills must be sharp.