Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Thomas Farragher Globe Columnist April 06, 2018 CHILMARK — He has been a town fixture now for as long as almost anyone can remember, the guy who used to run the local gas station and the local fish market, the pipe-smoking octogenarian who still holds court at the Chandlery here amid spools of marine rope and racks of fishing gear.But later this month — as he has now for more than 40 years — Everett Poole will put down his pipe, pick up his gavel, and preside over a New England democratic tradition that dates to Colonial times, an exercise in the purest form of representative government that he first witnessed from the front row as a little schoolkid here before World War II. “In those days, the town meeting was held in the morning,’’ Everett Poole, 87, is telling me from somewhere inside a cloud of his own pipe smoke. “The … [Read more...] about Forty years on the front lines of New England-style of democracy
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Elise Takahama Globe Correspondent April 06, 2018 When the historic April blizzard of 1982 hit New England 36 years ago, 13-year-old Thomas Young was working his second day on the job as a paper delivery boy in Hull. He wanted to embrace his new responsibilities, so he braved the cold to hand out newspapers — only to quickly collapse from the frigid temperatures in a snowbank. Young was found two hours later with signs of hypothermia by a passing firefighter, who rushed him to the fire station. He was treated and sent home with his parents later that day. Advertisement Young wasn’t the only one to get stuck in the 1982 snowstorm, a blizzard that dumped more than a foot of snow on most of southern New England on April 6 and 7, including 13.3 inches in Boston, the National Weather Service said in a tweet. Plainfield saw two feet of snow, Worcester … [Read more...] about Forecasters recall historic blizzard that blasted New England on April 6, 1982
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Sports Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Mark Maske by Mark Maske Email the author April 3 at 10:19 PM Email the author Tom Brady is about to turn 41 years old and the Patriots have no heir apparent in place. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) The New England Patriots made a significant trade Tuesday that involved sending one of quarterback Tom Brady’s top pass-catchers elsewhere in return for a handsome draft pick. But it was wide receiver Brandin Cooks, not tight end Rob Gronkowski, who … [Read more...] about Will New England trade up to draft a quarterback? That’s not the Patriots’ way.