Well, winter made an appearance, but it looks like it’s going back into hiding. That little spurt of snow was fun for the kids. But it was so quick I didn’t have a chance to get out there for some good pictures. Ah well. Next time. Let’s hope there is a next time. I know we all like the warmer weather, but really, it’s January, the earth is dying and we’re all like…woo hoo!
Acushnet is front and center this week. They are fighting DEP’s new Title 5 regulations (see page 12), and they are not alone. Other towns are also staring to address this very aggressive attempt by the state to fix the nitrogen load problem. I mean, really, guys, this problem has been building for decades. Suddenly we have to fix it in five years? Geesh. And they wonder why no one trusts government. There are still a couple of meetings coming up where you can comment, and the comment period is open until 1/30. See page 7 for info on how to weigh in.
We have other meeting coverage this week. See page15 for BPW and page 3 for the Select Board.
The SB got all over Bob Espindola for paying attention. Apparently, he’s not supposed to give his opinion at the meeting, he’s supposed to tell them what he’s going to say before he says it so they can have their answers ready (read: arguments).
I do not even know where to begin with that foolishness. You’re supposed to be talking about that stuff AT the meeting. That’s how it’s supposed to work. God bless him, Bob was patient as he explained it to those guys.
I have an idea…if Bob (or anyone) comes up with something new that you want time to mull over and decide on, then continue the item to the next meeting. You meet every two weeks. Meanwhile, Angie will keep the lights on. I’m sure of it.
Your petty little beefs from the “before times” are getting old already. Grow up, do the job. If the meetings are too long for your sensitive constitutions, then maybe you’re on the wrong board.
Until next week then… see ya,
Glory to Ukraine!
Glory to the Heroes!
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