By Beth David, Editor
Well, chalk one up for Mr. Rees. The Neighb News and other free publications will not be moved back to our old spot. They are near the front entrance, which is much better than the hinterlands of town hall, but you can’t see them when you first walk in the door. You’ll have to figure out that they are near the brochure racks. They are tucked away behind the staircase railing.
The issue was discussed at Monday’s meeting (see page 4). Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it was on the agenda until Monday, so I had no time to tell my readers to get some support there. That’s okay, I’m pretty sure everyone’s mind was already made up. Mr. Freitas called the whole thing “silly,” and a “waste of our time.”
Well, I guess that’s expected since I said his argument was “baloney.”
Of course, it’s not his livelihood on the line, is it?
Suddenly, loads of people are all worried about slipping on newspapers and then being forced to sue the town. Who knew? The fact that you’d have to jump up about 2.5 feet onto a platform that is directly in front of a huge column to be able to step on our papers seemed to be beside the point.
I would like to thank the readers who called and sent letters of support. At least they didn’t ONLY hear from people who are afraid of falling on the stairs.
Speaking of calling….GEESH!
I found out after….WAY after, the National Night Out celebration that there was a car accident right in front of the high school. The police and fire were in action, in a real situation (there were no serious injuries). They even had to use the so-called “jaws of life” to pop open the door.
I had left early to cover a meeting and had no idea. I assure you that I would have mentioned it in my article if I had known. When I asked a few people why they didn’t tell me, they all said they thought someone else would.
PLEASE DON’T DO THAT!!!!! I’d rather get a bunch of calls than get none.
Michelle Carter was back in court last week (see page 3). She was sentenced to do a little bit of time in jail, but then … well, read it on page 3.
Our cover story is a bit of a different event. The Picnic on the Lawn is a very elegant affair and is also lots of fun. See page 12 for that.
We have a bunch of other stuff in here, of course, including some new advertisers. Be sure to notice who they are and let them know you saw their ads in the Neighb News.
Until next week then… see ya,
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