Month: July 2018

Block Island Times

Quitting time

Smoking cessation, some facts: Quitting is hard. Nicotine withdrawal can leave people feeling irritable, unfocused, anxious, and hungry. Nicotine is a powerful substance, and research suggests that nicotine may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. In the United States, seven out of 10 smokers report a desire to quit smoking completely. But without …

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Superintendents say hello, and goodbye

“Out with the old, in with the new” was an apt description for the July 16 Block Island School Committee meeting. That was when two superintendents were present; the outgoing superintendent bidding farewell, and the incoming receiving guidance from his predecessor while attending his first School Committee meeting.  Out-going superintendent Judith Lundsten, who received a …

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