On Thursday, November 3, an indigenous group took dozens of tourists hostage in Peru’s Amazon, in protest of recent oil spills in the area. The hostages included both foreign visitors and Peruvian nationals, who were held up by the group as they traveled through the area on a riverboat. Tourists were citizens of France, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Indoor air quality in buildings across the United States is fairly poor, and not where it should be, despite improvements made in recent years. About 90 percent of our days are spent inside during the cooler months, so it’s no surprise that people are getting sick, and it’s not from COVID, flu, or any other seasonal virus.
Green groups are not happy that Coca-Cola is sponsoring COP27 – which stands for “Conference of the Parties” – and they’re clapping back at the United Nations for this decision. The 27th annual event, which is taking place next month along the Red Sea in Egypt, is aimed at addressing the various issues related to climate change.
On October 30, 2022, environmental activists and conservationists worldwide were thrilled to learn that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – most commonly known as “Lula” – was elected President of Brazil, just barely defeating controversial right-wing incumbent Jai Bolsonaro. It was an extremely close race, with Lula winning by only 1.8 percent of the vote. Lula had previously served as President of the South American country from 2003 to 2010, and during that time, deforestation had plummeted.
Do you have a significant other, friend or family member who enjoys hiking with their dog?
Whether it’s for the holidays, birthdays or any other similar celebration, it’s always a good time to shop for gifts, especially for the canine-loving hiker in your life.
Andrew Blacker, a 10-year resident of Noank and the owner of breakfast/lunch café Carson's Store, has put his unique stamp on another iconic village location with the opening in June of Palmer's Provisions and Pizza.
During the dark days of the pandemic, the Mystic String Quartet yearned to do an in-person performance. Once Russia invaded Ukraine, the leaders of the group knew they had a perfect pretense to get back out on the circuit: a benefit concert.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the long-anticipated sequel to 2017’s Doctor Strange, which featured Benedict Cumberbatch’s surgeon-turned-sorcerer, will be released May 6, 2022. The Sam Raimi-directed sequel is a direct follow-up to the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home and the season finale of Disney+’s Loki. As it is a Marvel film, Multiverse of Madness is expected to be an immense worldwide box office success, especially considering how quickly and how many pre-sale tickets h...
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County (LVWC) began as a Westerly Public Library (WPL) literacy outreach program in 1982. Three years later, LVWC was certified as an affiliate of the WPL and a part-time coordinator, Joyce M. LeVasseur, was hired. The first newsletter was released on July 16, 1987, and since then has been released on a bi-annual basis at a minimum. By 1988, LVWC had developed its own bylaws, created a Board of Directors, and become incorporated; that same year, the WPL offered the use of its Tower Room for all LVWC events.
Last month was my four-year vegan anniversary (vegiversary?); I’m not sure of the exact date, just of the general circumstances that lead me to finally commit to veganism. It happened one day in late July in 2017, two months after my 30th birthday and after a fun trip to Thailand and then Iceland, wherein I ate vegetarian. I unsuccessfully attempted to be fully vegan twice before, so apparently the third time was the charm.
The Granite Theatre continues its 2018 season with David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “Proof,” a contemporary drama directed by David Jepson that takes place on the back porch of a house in Chicago.
“Proof” was originally produced in 2000, and was later adapted into an acclaimed film starring Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins. The play questions whether or not such things as madness and genius can be inherited.
A review of the Marvel film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" on my personal blog.
How do you file your personal or business taxes? Maybe you are already filing them electronically, or perhaps through the assistance of a certified CPA or financial advisor. Or, maybe you are filing your taxes through what is fondly known as “snail mail” and therefore strongly prefer the paper method over the electronic one.
With the recent ongoing coronavirus pandemic, fraternities and sororities will need to find new ways to engage in fraternity communication while everyone is off-campus. Communication can be difficult enough while people are on-campus, so fraternity communication is sure to be even more tedious when members, chapter advisors, and the like are not only off-campus but are socially distancing themselves from one another.