A quick roundup of stories we ran in late December.
The holidays are over. It's a new year. Back to work. And what better way to start the day then by getting caught up on some of the news you may have missed thanks to all of the holiday cheer, holiday parties and holiday traveling? Here's a few stories Patch ran in late December — just in case you missed them:
Homeland Security employee also working on children's book.
Bill Schweigart has found inspiration in some of the most unlikely places. He drew on the experience he gained through five years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard for his first novel, and the idea for his second book came straight out of local history. He’s finishing up the first draft of “The Beast of Barcroft” now. "Every town deserves to have a fictional bogeyman, and I want to revive (that in) Arlington," said Schweigart, 40. “In my version, something similar will come out of the woods to stalk the residents and it will definitely have an agenda.” Schweigart graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1995. His first novel, “Slipping the Cable,” began to take shape when he ended his term of service and was living in Atlanta. He wrote …