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Crimea river


I might be in the minority, but I just think we are already stretched too thin.


Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Barnstable Today: Monday March 17th, 2014

Residents will get to weigh in on the proposed Capital Improvement Plan, Barnstable High School is looking into a Chinese exchange program and the House of Representatives presents a new minimum wage plan. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.

MCAS Assembly Today At Bourne High

MCAS Testing To Be Done March 18th, 19th, and 21st 

Massachusetts, as you know, believes that a child shouldn't get a high school diploma without negotiating a series of standardized tests composed by someone who most likely had about 0% direct involvement in the actual teaching of the child's lessons.

Remembering Falmouth's 1993 'Dream Team'

Tony Camerio wanted some order and substance to dog hearings in Falmouth. There’s nothing wrong with that. He felt wronged at the hands of the selectmen and decided to run to make a difference. There’s a lot right with that. Rather than complain from the sidelines, he chose to be part of the solution and put himself in the public spotlight. Tony’s race for the town’s top elected office was a crowded one. That year, there were seven candidates, including two incumbents, running for the board of selectmen.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

To paraphrase an acquaintance, “My blog; my topics”.

So if to you it is “all Gay all the time”, and you have a problem with that and  Veterans for Peace, just scroll on by.

Name calling, snarky remarks, or archaic grammatical sentence structures will not prevent me from posting the pictures here present.

The Parade yesterday was a great experience. Very long, 4.5 miles. So, after having not been back to Southie for quite a few years, I got to see most of it.
Thought I would share some pictures.

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Huge Victory or Major Setback for Cape Wind?

After over three years of deliberation the District Court of Washington DC has finally released its decision on a lawsuit that pitted the Federal Government against the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the Town of Barnstable, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and a collection of environmental groups. At issue was the way in which agencies of the federal government acted in approving the Cape Wind Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and in approving the Cape Wind lease.

The Human Toll of Corporate NonDisclosure

In todays NYTimes, an article entitled "GM Calls the Lawyers" discusses GM's hiring of lawyers that previously did work for the company to conduct an internal investigation into why the company failed "for more than a decade" to alert consumers to a defect in the ignition system resulting in multiple deaths. It relates that the investigator in another case involving Lehman billed over $40million to conduct a similar investigation.

They may not have thought this out.

Since the time that Cubans fled from Castro’s Cuba and came to the United States, we have had Parole-In-Place.

Under Parole-in-Place, a non-citizen who is on U.S. soil without having gone through all the necessary procedures may remain here while filing for legal residency.

Bourne Irish!

Do Saint Patrick's Day At The Trowbridge Tavern For A Good Cause! 

As you know, everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day! Even if you don't wish to be, you sort of get swept up in it. Part of that is the fault of We in the media, as we lay it on pretty thick. I'm about to do more of the same, although I'm doing it for a good cause.