It seems that the drudgery of winter has been a common lament throughout history, and one that continues today.
The weather, just like my family members, will not respond to criticism. Because I am able to dig in my hoop house, I keep trying to do some work.
My guess is that most of us are ready for something warmer, although if we can’t have that, at least the spring migrants are starting to show up.
The Farm Institute and The Trustees of Reservations have announced plans to merge by the end of the year, with the Trustees taking the 15-year-old nonprofit teaching farm under its wing, leaders from both organizations told the Gazette Wednesday.
Geneva (Jennie) R. Parker Thurmond died on Friday, March 20, at her home on Aidylberg Way in Oak Bluffs. She was 82.
Ethel Judith (Judy) Mayhew died on Tuesday morning, March 24, at her home in West Tisbury. She was 67.
A film documenting commercial fishing, studies of northern long-eared bats and farm equipment fueled by waste vegetable oil are among the projects named for this year’s Vision Fellowship Awards.
The spring flowers are hard to find, but many birds are back. We should be so lucky as to see the grass, never mind what color it is.
Incoming assistant superintendent Richard Smith will be paid $140,000. Superintendent Matthew D’Andrea, who takes over when Dr. James Weiss retires in July, will earn $165,000. The all-Island school committee was divided last week over the salary for Mr. Smith.

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