Aiyiyi Lucy…..say it ain’t so.
List, letter, letter, list, a letter that contains a list (page 7).
You know what I say, right? Do not ignore me, do not lie to me.
That’s not a whole lot for a reporter to ask. Just answer or return my calls, and answer my questions. If you don’t like the question, don’t want to answer it, so so. Say “I don’t want to answer that.”
Peter DeTerra, the chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals, an appointed post, and also chairperson of the Board of Health, an elected post, started ignoring my phone calls a long time ago.
But, this one cracks me up. Honestly, my life would not be believed if we did a documentary.
On the other hand, seeing what’s happening with the national candidates, maybe it would be.
I guess it all depends on what the definition of “lie” is, right?
Holy moly, what will they think of next?
Mr. DeTerra said he did not lie to me. He said I did not ask him if he sent a list, I asked him if he sent a letter….oh, wait, I got that backwards. Let’s try again: Mr. DeTerra said I did not ask him if he sent a letter, I asked him if he sent a list. Right…that’s it.
So, do I really remember if I used the word “letter” or “list”? Nope. Not this time. I guess I need to record myself.
In any case, you take a look at the “letter” and see if it does not contain a “list.”
But, I could have that wrong, too.
See page 7 for the story, and the letter will be on our website. The letter that does not have a list.
This weekend was high school graduation time!
What fun, what promise, how young and cute they all are. This year’s class got nearly $4 million in scholarships for college. It’s a great accomplishment.
It’s also a stinging rebuke of our higher education system. Four MILLION dollars? Really? There are 164 students in that class. Not all are going to college, and all who are going did not get scholarships.
That $4 million will get used up, every dollar, and most of those students will, no doubt, still rack up a boatload of debt.
Something is wrong here, people. Something is terribly wrong.
I’m delighted for those kids who got scholarships.
But, really, we have to do better for our young people
When I went to BCC in the late 70s, it was $150 a semester, about one week’s pay for me at the time. Books were about $300. Now it’s more than $4,000. And they are still the inexpensive alternative
How did we get here? How do we get out? I wish I knew.
Until next week then…see ya,
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