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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- April 6, 2001

IRISH ACCOMODATIONS: The American editors of the Melrose Mirror are back in the States now, having completed a week of teaching, learning and trading information with residents of Ennis, Ireland, all as part of the new world of global communications via the internet. From the left are editor Kay McCarte, hostess Triona McInerney of Ennis Information Age Town; Alex Stouffs of Switzerland who is the Stringers' MIT graduate student advisor; and editors Ella Letterie, Don Norris and Russ Priestley.


An emotional encounter in downtown Melrose
by Irving Smolens
Baseball-cap insignia triggers once-in-a-million connection

An Act of Alliteration
by Natalie Thomson
 ... my hobby

Sleeping around. Vol. 2
by Russ Priestley
...upstaging George Washington

It's not your usual RMV
by Roseanne Greene
... Miracles of miracles, you wouldn't believe!

Looking Ahead "Crew"
Jack Beckley
...our thanks to a working team

A Top Military Site Award
Bob Ross
... Long hours and hard work pay off

Pancake Breakfast
By John Cerretani
...One great Fund Raiser

Idealism unfettered
by Leonard Dalton
... Fossil fuel dependency

James Reyes and his Polymnia create a stunning "Creation"
by Jackie Wattenberg
...full house appreciates soloists, organ and chorus

The Nineteenth of April
by Hector French
... of the Old North Bridge, a coin, Clarence DeMar and a family re-enactment

Equal Choice Bill
By Rep. Mike Festa
... seniors rally for alternatives in the setting for their care

Where has the "compassion" been hiding?
by Jackie Wattenberg
...a view on the early days of the Bush Administration



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