Well, this is fun.
Power went out in the middle of the night. Of course, I wasn’t done with this baby yet.
Did a few things on the laptop, but not enough to make a difference.
So, paper is getting to the printer pretty late this week. We should still have them to you on Thursday sometime, which is, actually, our publication date. We’ve been spoiled getting them out on Wednesdays the last year or so.
Thanks to my neighbors for coming by to get my new (old) generator going. I never used one before. Funny thing is, Cottonwood Street has power, Ebony Street has power, we don’t. Eversource, as I write this is not making any estimates on when they’ll ever get us back up and running.
The generator, though, is like magic. Very, very LOUD magic, but magic nonetheless.
Great neighbors. Thank you SOOOO much.
So, this is the part where I pretend it will all be fine…just fine.
Here we go…
This week I got to cover one of my favorite events. You all know how much I LOVE Halloween, right? Well, the big Horribles Parade is one of my absolute favorites. All manner of ghouls and ghosts and cutie-pies march down Main Street every year. Then they get to parade around and win prizes for the best costumes (see page 12).
We also had the Household Hazardous Waste Day this weekend. That would’ve been worthy of the cover, but…not when Halloween is available, right? See page 13 for that.
The Selectboard had a meeting this week (see page 4); BPW is on page 18; the new turf field got officially opened (see page 6). Oh, and the Governor’s signature is all that’s needed now for our three member Select Board to officially become a five member board (see page 17). He needs to hurry up so we can make it in time for the next election.
And last, but definitely not least, the case of Christine Mitchell has come to an end. The case has been bouncing around the courts for a year or more, but I admit, we kind of dropped the ball on this one, and didn’t follow it. Ms. Mitchell stole money from the school system, including student activities accounts, to the tune of $100,785. See page 3 for that. There are a lot of lessons to be learned in this little saga. It appears to be an epic fall from grace.
Well, that’s it as I write mostly in the dark. The wind is not howling as bad as it was last night.
Next week we’ll have some storm pics. Some will make you wince!
Until next week then…see ya,
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