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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A lot of bull about Bill

A headline on AOL's home page this afternoon says "East Coast braces for Hurricane Bill."

Don't believe it for a second.

The part of the eastern United States that stands to be impacted most from Bill - which, by the way, will stay hundreds of miles out to sea - is Cape Cod, where I am right now.

The sun is shining. The south-facing beach at the hotel where my family is staying is packed with people. Boats are out, and there's a parasailer above the water just off-shore. Restaurants, shops and miniature golf course are busy. The sidewalks in places like Hyannis, West Dennis and Chatham are teeming with tourists. And everyone I've encountered today appears to be relaxing and having a good time.

The only thing we're "bracing" for is the possibility that, if we dare venture out tonight, some passing rain showers may force us to carry umbrellas and watch out for puddles on roads in the area. It'll be tricky, but I think we can handle it.



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