October 2019

Block Island Times

Music to his ears

”Thank you, Ernie!” the class cried in unison. The students were in Miss Megan Hennessy’s music room, sitting on the floor and in two neat rows of chairs. The students in the chairs each had a ukelele, and sitting before them was Ernie Boch, Jr., of car sales fame, who had provided grant money to …

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Block Island Times

No ‘killing frost’ yet

“No killing frost yet.” Al Gettman, coordinator of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Mosquito Abatement program, told The Times that a “killing frost,” a frost that destroys mosquitoes, has not yet occurred. In order for a killing frost to do its job and kill mosquitoes, the temperature must remain below 32 degrees for three consecutive …

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