Our local State Senator, Andy Maynard, had what must have been a serious accident over the weekend and is now in a Rhode Island Hospital. Details are sketchy, but it sounds like he's in pretty bad shape.
Andy is a dedicated public servant who works tirelessly on behalf of his constituents. Plus, he's a very nice guy. Here's hoping he'll recover soon.
For those who may not have seen it, here's the Daily Show's tribute to Andy and one of his Republican opponents, Stu Norman (Stu was a year ahead of me at Bowdoin). Andy and Stu may have run the last race in the country in which each side treated the other like a human being, and it was that strange behavior that the Daily Show memorialized. Andy and Stu start at around 4:10.