Long note about a short vacation

We went west last month, intent on camping along the Mohawk Trail, driving north toward New Hampshire first, then taking Route 2 from Concord west. That route took us through a number of colonial-era communities, including Johnny Appleseed’s Leominster, ‘Furniture City’ Gardner, Petersham and the Harvard Forest and a variety of other towns that youContinue reading “Long note about a short vacation”

Thoughts on small town democracy…

The autocrats amongst us… I was writing a thank-you note to one of the dozens of people who supported my candidacy and I used the phrase, “the autocrats amongst us.” ‘Especially at this difficult moment,’ I wrote spontaneously, ‘your commitment to local government helps counter the damage done by the autocrats among us.’             IContinue reading “Thoughts on small town democracy…”

Natural resources…

“ATV impacts include noise disturbance, damage to vegetation, increased runoff, soil erosion, and degradation of water quality. Wildlife also suffer from all of these impacts. Unfortunately, when ATVs leave trails…and there is extensive evidence that this occurs…these impacts to wildlife are even worse.” -Kevin Chlad – Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations June 30, 2020Continue reading “Natural resources…”