Phil Crossman is an island native, or very close to it, the descendant of its original settlers. His mother penned the original Vinalhaven Calling column for The Courier-Gazette in the 50s and 60s. Phil is a regular columnist for the Island Institute and has published a collection of humorous essays under the title Away Happen, a book favorably reviewed by a New York Times reviewer. He owns and operates the Tidewater Motel on the island.
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By Phil Crossman - Apr 28This is a delicate subject but one I need to touch on. I like baseball and now and then enjoy watching the Red Sox. When the occasional seasonal ...