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Vineyard Haven

Once again this year from the Atlantic Coast desk of this estimable hyper-local blog we are looking forward to dispatches about the fizzy goings-on on Martha’s Vineyard during the height of vacation season. Our far-flung correspondent, who has come a long way from Pawtucketville, is Ray LaPorte, late of the…

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‘San Clemente’

With the 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation approaching on August 9, I went to the vault to retrieve this “current events” poem written a long time ago. The complexity of the Watergate scandal unfolding month to month in 1973 and ’74 grabbed people’s attention like one of…

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