Brrr….it’s been cold out there. We got us some weather this week, didn’t we? See page 12 for some photos of our latest snowstorm.
I just couldn’t resist using another picture of my grand old holly tree. It’s downright magical under there in a big snowstorm. The heavy snow drags the branches down right to the ground and makes a quiet little space under there. Too bad it’s usually too cold to hang out there! (Yeah, I’m a baby when it comes to the cold.)
But some people love the snow and love playing in it. I took a drive to the Fort to try and catch the kids sledding, but I guess I missed them. I’m sure they were there, just not at the same time I was there.
I did have to park on the street, though, which burned my you-know-what. Here we go again with that ridiculous gate on the town parking lot at the Fort.
Really, people, what is the deal with that? I really think it’s time for the public works department to remove that stupid gate. I didn’t even bother calling this time. The DPW says the police are supposed to open it. The police will remind me how they have more important things to do. Meanwhile, God forbid the plow driver gets out of his truck to open the gate so he can plow it.
So, who loses? We do.
Next time I hear someone whining about how incompetent the state and feds are, I’m going remind them of our totally useless parking lot, while right over the railing the state lots were all cleared and even the hurricane barrier walkway was cleared off.
This situation may seem like a small thing, but what is the point of having it if we can’t use it?
We have a very ho-hum election day coming up for both Acushnet (page 16) and Fairhaven (page 20). Each town has only one contested election. In Fairhaven it’s the Planning Board, in Acushnet it’s the Selectboard race. It’s gonna be a snoozer!
The Academy Building is one step (one very large step) closer to being wheelchair accessible (see page 13). It’s about time! It is one of my special-special-special pet peeves that public buildings are not all 100% accessible.
The Academy is especially egregious because the Visitors Center is there. I know there are waivers and exceptions for various reasons, but the average person traveling around expects a visitors center, whether town run or privately run, to be wheelchair accessible. The Americans with Disabilities Act passed 27 years ago. Twenty-seven years. Time to get with the program here. I’m confident that Town Meeting will approve the money.
Time to go. Be sure to tell our advertisers you saw their ads here. Until next week then…
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