Mother Nature is a cruel force. Just when we had the taste of Spring right in front of us. Just when the songs of Spring birds floated through the air. Just when we tucked away our winter clothes…she gives us a reality check. We have at least a foot of new snow on the ground and the blowing and drifting is fierce. All the schools are closed here today as well as the Government Center. But we are open. We have a closing this afternoon and are pleased to be present for it.