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Featured Articles: October 2017

Ablaze Over The Scituate Reservoir

By Jim Ignasher The pilots opened the cockpit windows, but it did little to ventilate the toxic smoke filling the cabin and choking their lungs. Meanwhile flames licked at their legs from under the control panel, burning away clothing and flesh while inflicting excruciating pain. Yet both men remained at their posts, for to do…

Halloween Has Become a Month-Long Celebration

By Paul Lonardo We are all familiar with the modern traditions of Halloween, when kids of all ages dress in costumes and go door-to-door collecting candy and other treats. The origins of this saccharine-coated “holiday” can be directly linked to All Saints’ Day, a holy day celebrated on November 1st, followed by All Souls’ Day…

Halloween Perfection

By Heston Fitzpatrick It was a timely, important costume. Casper the Friendly Ghost had just come out on VHS, and it was only a matter of hours before I, the Casper of Smithfield, would be turning heads on Dean Avenue. I could see it so clearly in my mind: all the residents of Smithfield lining…

The Perfect Hat

By Brittni Henderson As Roxanne Jasparro was planning her annual trip to Salem, MA in 2011, she was on the hunt for the perfect witch hat to take with her. As her search seemed to bring her only to dead ends or hats that weren’t “here,” she decided to make her own. She bought a…

Two Furry Friends bring Goodwill and Smiles to Travelers in Rhode Island

By Brittni Henderson German Shepherds have always been a part of the Smith family of Harrisville. Bruce and Sheila have shared their home with these majestic animals for many years, but up until a few years ago, their pets lived a fairly common canine lifestyle. They currently have three pups of this breed—Arrow, 11; Tripper,…

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