Setting a course for motherhood
Five years ago, Capt. Andrea Marcille said, she had to choose between commanding a ship and becoming a mother.
If she went to sea on a major Coast Guard cutter for two years, for her next assignment she would be a strong candidate for a job considered one of the best in the service — leading the crew of the barque Eagle and training the next...
Summers in Misquamicut seemed endless when we were young
You can't go back there right now, because let's face it, you are not the same. It was always a fiction, anyway, that the beach you saw yesterday was the beach you see today. Each time a wave crashes against the rocks off shore, each time it tosses pebbles up and down again, it sifts and reorders things. Sometimes the changes are so extraordinary you can feel the past slipping through...
When disaster strikes, she's on the scene
All is calm at the moment, but Sue Rochester Bolen is thinking about the next big storm or mass casualty incident from her desk at the regional headquarters of the American Red Cross in Waterford.
"I would say 90 percent of my job is preparedness and 10 percent is the actual response," says Bolen, the senior director of emergency services for Area 4...