2006-12-21 / Editorial

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EDITORIALHey, big guy. ‘Tis time for our annual letter. Everyone here has been reasonably good. Just make sure you’ve got wheels

strapped on your sleigh runners ‘cause it’s doubtful that we’ll have a white Christmas.

Here on the island, all is quiet and the outlook is bright. Observe the large hole in the ground as you’re flying down Narragansett Avenue. That’s where our new town hall is under construction.

I know we say this every year, but just maybe by the time you return in 2007 there’ll be a hole in the ground for a new highway barn. Don’t hold your breath, though. Those public works folks sure are patient. It’s nice they got all that new equipment to tide them over.

We’re all worried about what the scientists say will happen to your home at the North Pole. Perhaps you’ve got enough time to float the whole place on pontoons. Otherwise, your retreat may join the lost city of Atlantis.

Santa, the best present you could bring us all is to help that guy in the White House, along with the Ford Motor Company, to see their “way forward.” A little extra common sense in their Christmas stockings? Your call.

While you are cruising the world this Christmas Eve, please spread a heavy helping of goodwill around the globe. As Elvis Costello sings, “What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?”

Our best to your elves and the reindeer troop at the front of your sleigh. Don’t forget those who are less fortunate in life.

Merry Christmas!

Jeff McDonough

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