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Writer’s Block: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

I recently got back from spending a few days down the Jersey shore. As a bona fide Jersey lover, I find it odd that I hardly go on vacation to our shore. My little piece of heaven is Cape Ann, Massachusetts, where huge rocks line the coast of Gloucester and twin lighthouses can be spotted offshore in the foggy distance.

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Dear EarthTalk: I am a retailer and have had customers ask whether the plastic bags in wine boxes are BPA free or not. What can I tell them? — Chris Tod, via e-mail

Virginia Earthquake Felt In NJ

STATE — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that an earthquake took place at 1:51 p.m. this afternoon in Virginia, 41 miles from Richmond and 83 miles from Washington, D.C. The 5.9 quake caused shaking that could be felt in New Jersey.