Chatter: November

Readers weigh in on stories in print and online.

“The Quintessential Quahog Guide,” August

The richly rewarding and beautifully crafted article “The Quintessential Quahog Guide,” was writing of the highest order. Writers Jamie Coelho, Kaitlyn Murray and Isabelle Paquette and especially “A Rake’s Progress,” by Todd McLeish, were outstanding. However, I have found that counting a clam shell’s growth rings to determine its age is just as hard as shucking them. They taste great, but it is also hard to know why the cost of harvesting the clams doesn’t match the cost of eating them at restaurants. They do taste good, though.
Eugene Nadeau

Flying up to Rhode Island today, I enjoyed the latest issue of Rhode Island Monthly. I thought you’d get a chuckle out of the license plate on my Texas car: Quahog.
Diane Fannon
Irving, Texas

Out Takes, August

Your issue made me do a double take. Was this a 2020 copy or 2019? No one was wearing a mask in any of the photos. This country is going through a worse time than need be due to COVID-19. In an effort to slow the coronavirus, the CDC and Governor Raimondo have been recommending that we wear masks when we are out in public. Being realistic by showing people wearing masks is one way to help normalize them.
Margot Summerhill

Editor’s note: The Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash photographed for our August “Out Takes” page was held last winter, before the pandemic, and raised more than $37,000.

“Currents of Time,” July

Thank you Rhode Island Monthly for pointing out the drive, determination and sense of community in Misquamicut. Learn about this South County village, you’ll have a new appreciation on your next beach trip.
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