Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

sleight of hand (2012-2-24)

Written originally 10/22/ 2009. I listened to the Mann Orchard town hall meeting last night. I was surrounded by my family and we all listened. I noted some egregious mis-truths perpetrated by one candidate. Political expediency seems to breed this. I was a member of two Water and Sewer Task forces. These were groups organized […]

New Additions (2012-2-23)

Not sure how many people take the time to look at the sidebar. We try to keep active, relevant sites linked there. Recently added two more in the “of Interest” category. Take a few minutes and click through. Read, think about and leave feedback on your thoughts. The Institute for Local Government [ILG] states, “ILG […]

Dropped out in the 8th grade… (2011-12-28)

Well, check this out. This article was sent to me by a relative. Not sure the intent but I may drop her from my Christmas card list. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895? This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas, USA. It was taken from the […]

STIMU…wha? (2011-11-30)

So reading today’s Lawrence Eagle Tribune, I find a picture on page 3. It is titled “Rock Show”. It is not about music videos or some new fangled theater act. It is a photo op. Simply put. One complaint about this photo op is that it takes place at a time when the beneficiaries of […]

Put Me in Charge (re-published) (2011-11-22)

Sometimes we read our mail and find a gem. I cannot offer proof of the authorship of this article. There is nothing on I, therefore, offer this as is. Read–think about–comment. This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she […]

Open Door or Open Government? (2011-9-29)

During the current political season, there has been much discussion about open government. That is a good thing, especially since a good understanding of open government and the underlying principles should set the tone for our city (editorial opinion). One thing I have noticed is that when the question of open government has come up, […]

?Secure? Community (2011-9-27)

According to a report in the Boston Herald on Tuesday, September 27th, Deval Patrick, our Governor, is quoted as saying,”We already send all the fingerprints we gather to the federal government. ” If this is true, and I have no reason to dispute that, my question becomes if the State of Massachusetts already sends all […]

OML Update (2011-8-23)

I received the following letter in the mail today. It resolves and Open Meeting Law [OML] violation that I filed in March. Almost 5 months after the filing. When it is posted it can be read on line here, Attorney General 2011 Determinations.(see 2011-35) Though it takes no action beyond what the City Council has […]

Job Posting from City Website (2011-7-3)

Here is the two week nationwide search. The job has not even been voted upon for creation. Only the funding mechanism has been determined. Posted on the City website. July 1, 2011 Pursuant to the provisions of the Methuen Municipal Code, §6-24, the Mayor announces the following vacancy: Title of Position: Human Resource Director/Assistant City […]

Suggestion (2011-7-2)

The following are from the Municipal Code of Methuen. Check for yourself. Article I. General Sec. 3-1. Definitions Sec. 3-2. Chief Administrator(A) Chief Executive (1) Duties (2) Powers Sec. 3-2A. Temporary Absence of Mayor Article II. Departments Sec. 3-3. Departmental organization Sec. 3-4. Oaths of office Sec. 3-5. Administrative policy and procedures Sec. 3-6. Reserved […]