Archive for 2010

Elections and Status-quo (2010-12-16)

I noticed a discussion, which I recreate below, on Mayor Manzi’s Blog. Under the title Methuen Primary Results, scroll down to the comments and read; Tina Conway on September 15, 2010 3:19 am Mayor, do you agree that it’s time for us to look at the money we spend on elections? It just seems like […]

Freosion (2010-11-4)

Sometimes the correct word does not exist. A new word must be coined. It is often considered a protologism. Such a word can be found, definition and all, at Wiktionary. That word is the subject line and matter of this article. Freosion is a term that defines the gnawing away of our freedoms. This is […]

Methuen Charter On-Line (2010-10-25)

The Methuen charter is now on-line as an HTML document. Look under maintained Sites on this blog. You can always review this document here. There is a link at that site to allow you to open and or download the Charter in PDF format from the City website.

Three Rules. (2010-10-25)

In a little over a week, we will go to the polls to vote. This is a General election. Just musing over the ballot questions here in Massachusetts. It is actually easier to get a statewide ballot question on the ballot than it is to get a local question on. Whatever you consider the proper […]

Your Cash is no good here. (2010-10-13)

All the paper money that I have states ” This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private”. Except, the City of Methuen does not accept cash from it’s citizens to pay their debts to the City. The City website states: “Cash Payments No Longer Accepted: As of August 1, 2010, cash payments […]

Charter Commission (2010-10-7)

Last Night, the Charter Commision held a public hearing and live broadcast. The topic was public input on the current proposed changes to Methuen’s charter. Here is the story in the Eagle Tribune. [ Methuen Residents call for stronger term limits] Let me note that Mr. Robert Leblanc gave a wonderful presentation of his feelings. […]

Texting Ban (2010-10-2)

Does the texting ban apply to all? Here is a post from the Boston Globe; Taken from that article is the following; “Boston police officials said that officers in traffic units across the city will be on the lookout for violators, and they plan to target young drivers, who tend to be the worst offenders […]

Solar Power (2010-9-10)

Just in case you missed the event, as I did; The old Columbo plant in Methuen has moved into the 21st Century. After deleting the Columbo brand to concentrate on the General Mills Yoplait brand, the plant has upgraded it’s facilities to reduce cost and use the sun for a large part of it’s energy […]

Wind Power. (2010-9-10)

Though there appears to be no end to the amount of wind power generated during an election season, the City of Methuen has had a study done to determine the feasability of installing a wind turbine on top of the hill at the Town Forest. I provide the study here. It was completed by UMASS […]

Solomon- Read all about it…. (2010-8-1)

Here is a link to the Civil Service Document. (As PDF document) Solomon Decision. Here is a link to the same article on the Civil Service Commission website. Decision. Scroll down the page to : Solomon, Joseph v. City of Methuen 7/29/10 Click and the PDF will open. This is the decision mentioned in the […]