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Alehounds Play Into Twilight

by Lucy Gellman | Jun 30, 2016 6:59 am

As a few pink clouds materialized on the horizon line, The Alehounds vocalist Sean Conlon leaned forward, placing one hand on his guitar as the other dropped to his side. On banjo, Rob Blaney followed suit, letting the instrument take a momentary rest. To Conlon’s left, fiddler Dan Foster joined in, sans fiddle. 

“Ooooo, there’s whiskey in the barrel ...” Conlon sang, a smile creeping onto his face as the audience began to clap along in not-quite rhythm. The sun ratcheted down another tiny notch. A young boy ran over to them from his place in the grass and began to dance a freestyle jig. Conlon leaned into the microphone, and gave him reason to keep dancing.

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The Detectives Are Coming

by Allan Appel | Apr 14, 2016 7:18 am | Comments (1)

When the city’s management teams gather for their monthly meetings, there’s often a police officer present — usually the district manager — to provides the monthly report of crime stats and what to look out for.

Starting this month there will be a new — and additional — officer in each of the city’s ten management team meetings, with a more specific role: checking in on robberies and burglaries.

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Plunge At Lighthouse Point Not So Polar

by Brian Slattery | Jan 3, 2016 1:00 pm | Comments (3)

The wind was blowing down the beach at Lighthouse Point Park as a crowd of 100 people gathered on New Year’s Day to race into the surf of the Long Island Sound. They wore bathing suits, wetsuits, a smattering of costumes. The Pig Man (a.k.a. artist Tony Juliano) was back from last year. I took off my coat, hat, sweater, shirt, pants, socks, and shoes to reveal the bathing suit underneath, and planted my bare feet in the sand.

Right about then I had an unexpected thought: It’s not that cold.

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