Monthly Archives: July 2012

Taking a break

Looks like things are on track with Brewster Hall bidding.  How bout that – 5 people interested in the carpet job so far?  Guess things must be a little slow for local people. I thought the most interesting part of … Continue reading

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You Decide

I sent this to the Grunter this week. I had to laugh at the Grunter coverage of the latest controversy framed as another Brewster Hall issue. . They had me wondering if I was at the same meeting. The article … Continue reading

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The cost of doing business

As I was saying, I just got a packet of information from the Town Manager in response to my most recent Right to Know request.  There were 252 pages, including many doubles, triples, quadruples, and a few quintuplets.  There was … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes

Today I received the proceeds of my latest Right to Know request  from the town.  Among other things I had requested communications concerning Brewster Hall repair activities.  I found three emails from the Town Planner initiating the process for developing … Continue reading

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Horse’s mouth

I’m not going to try to go chapter and verse about the “reporting” in this week’s Grunter.  It’s just so over the top.  I’ll just encourage you to take five minutes and watch it for yourself:  Click here. Then ask … Continue reading

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Know your Brewster Hall facts

OK, tonight we’re going to play a new game:  Know your Brewster Hall Facts. Let’s start out with an easy one:  When was the place built? If you guessed anything between 1890 and say 1905 you get credit for a … Continue reading

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Just say no

At the last BOS meeting there was a discussion about implementing a “customer satisfaction survey” of people who go through the town’s zoning and code enforcement process.  In the course of the discussion Dave Senecal threw out an example of … Continue reading

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To Bid or Not to Bid

This week I took a peek at the Selectmen’s agenda to see if they might possibly be following up on the controversy raised at the last meeting concerning the lack of public bidding on Brewster Hall projects.  Nothing,  So I … Continue reading

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Nothing but the best

I’m a great believer in what is often called the 80/20 rule.  Simply put it says that you can usually get 80% of the benefit for 20% of the cost or effort.  The corollary of course is that you typically … Continue reading

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The big lie

You will recall that I recently received a call from a local asbestos abatement contractor who told me that, contrary to what Mr. Owen has been telling everyone, the job was NEVER put out to bid.  Mr. Owen has maintained … Continue reading

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