03/17/17 8:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Irish eyes. Fiddler Haley Richardson performing last year on St. Patrick's Day at the Presbyterian Church.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Irish eyes. Fiddler Haley Richardson performing last year on St. Patrick’s Day at the Presbyterian Church.

A man took a seat at The Dory on Bridge Street the other evening and asked Jack for a Jameson’s. The man on the stool next to him said, “You like the Irish, same as me,” pointing to his drink.

“I do,” the newcomer said, and noting the man’s accent, added, “Whereabouts did you call home over there?” (more…)

03/03/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Keeping the game alive last Saturday was Tate Foard with his eye on the ball pitched by his dad, Mark.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Keeping the game alive last Saturday was Tate Foard with his eye on the ball pitched by his dad, Mark.

We are living in truly dark times.

Our institutions and traditions, handed down in America through the generations, are now under assault and seem unsteady, not able to withstand the shock of a new authority sweeping away what once we held as inviolable. (more…)

02/14/17 10:00am
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

Billie Holiday, in one of her more poignant lyrics, wrote that “love will make you drink and gamble, make you stay out all night long.”

Which leads me to conclude there are worse ways to kill a weekend. (more…)