prudence island http://ripr.org en Prudence Island Ferry to Halt Service in December http://ripr.org/post/prudence-island-ferry-halt-service-december <p></p><p>Prudence Island residents are worried about how they’ll get to and from the island this winter.&nbsp; Owner Bruce Medley says he’s ready to retire after running the only ferry service to the island for 43 years.</p><p>Medley is in favor of a bill in the statehouse that would create a quasi-public agency to run the ferry.&nbsp; He says this would make the service eligible for federal funding.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:12:34 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14232 at http://ripr.org Life Changed by a Cat http://ripr.org/post/life-changed-cat <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">There's a well known Yiddish expression you may have heard: &nbsp;Der mentsh trakht un Got lakht. &nbsp;Translation: Man plans and God laughs. &nbsp;How often does it happen that your best laid plans get turned upside down by some unexpected development in your life? &nbsp;As Harry Sterling reminds us, sometimes what lands on our doorsteps -- both literally and figuratively -- &nbsp;has a way of reminding us not to be too confident when we map out our paths.</span></p><p><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">The Rev. Dr. Harry Sterling retired in 2003 from a career conducting research in health and human services and lives with his wife on Prudence Island. &nbsp;Sterling learned to sail in a small cat boat; these days he reads, writes, and volunteers in a variety of community organizations. He and his wife were adopted by a feral kitten, who, after a violent storm, decided to live inside.</span></p><p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:55:17 +0000 Harry Sterling 12447 at http://ripr.org