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A Remembrance of Poet John Ashbery

Poet John Ashbery died on September 3rd. He was born in Rochester and raised in Sodus. His impact on American letters was wide-ranging and the acclaim for his work included the Pulitzer and many, many other awards. We asked Hobart and William Smith Colleges professor and poet James McCorkle to offer some perspective on John Ashbery.

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The people of Bayou la Batre, Ala., say you know their town by the four seasons.

"Shrimp, fish, crab and oyster," says Stephanie Nelson Bosarge. "That's your four seasons."

Bosarge grew up here in a house less than a thousand feet from the water — one of nine kids, the fourth generation to work in the seafood industry.

Today all that's left of the house is a concrete slab. Grass and weeds are creeping up over what's left of the oyster run, where a conveyor belt once carried shells between the shuckers.

Chelsea Manning, the Army private convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in American history, has been found guilty of violating the rules at the Army's Fort Leavenworth prison in Kansas.

New WEOS Website is live!

Jun 26, 2015

The WEOS website is now live. We will be adding content and new features as we go along! Keep checking for new features and content, including a new improved events calendar. 

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