On the Air. You may have missed Larry Coffin's post to numerous listservs over the weekend pointing you to his blog entry fondly recounting the history of local radio stations. You can find his essay here by scrolling down to the bottom and looking for "Radio Broadcast Received." Larry spends a few paragraphs on WDEV, the Waterbury, VT station which remains one of those rare treasures of on-air life: widely popular yet truly local. The closer you get to the river the harder it is to find it on the dial, so for those of you who don't listen to it regularly, here's a Marialisa Calta article from a 2006 Vermont Life (reprinted in the Congressional Record) explaining all the fuss.
Construction Season Starts Early. If you haven't been made aware of it yet, you will be soon: There's I-91 bridge work in the offing where it crosses Route 5 in WRJ. The work schedule for this week just got posted to the Hartford list... but you probably want to know about it wherever you live (reg. required). The big news: Those traffic lights they're installing at the Exit 11 on- and off-ramps go fully functional a week from today.