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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Housing

Why do we want the town to be developed to the 9th degree? Simple, the town
wants more housing and affordable. Ever check out what's affordable on a cumbies
or stop and shop salary. Why don't we have the town employees salaries cut way
back so they can see what we are talking about. Bet they couldn't afford to live
here either. I'm one in the fortunate ones who happens to own my own home here
because I bought it back in the 70's but am considering selling it before the
town comes up with some crazy ideas that won't allow me to sell.
10:21 am est 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Re: Affordable Housing

WAIT FOR TOWN MEETING

It seems that the people advocating that we build more affordable houses and
give them town own land is more of the what is mine is mine and what is yours is
mine.

Why must we allow our town to be developed to the nth degree with housing jammed
in every square inch until the town looks like a rabbit warren?

The unintended consequences of banning condos is that condos will be priced out
of sight of even the well to do. I want to be the person with the last condo
complex for sale in town.
9:27 pm est 

For Some, You Now Have Staff on Steroids

Just watch the January 22, 2015 Planning board meeting. Out of control and
attempting to threaten citizens who voted against their terrible zoning change.

And the poor building commissioner being threaten by the board itself.
5:12 pm est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

"When I see a couple of people waking out of the soup kitchen who sold
an estate in another state for mega millions--I decide not to fund the soup
kitchen--that is all"



So you were not spying and you saw them walking out.  But, did you know what
they were doing inside?  Were they making a donation?  Were they visiting a
friend?  Were they signing up as volunteers?  were they Dropping something off? 
Did they actually have a meal for free?  Answer please.
10:25 am est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

Super Rich

When I see a couple of people waking out of the soup kitchen who sold an estate
in another state for mega millions--I decide not to fund the soup kitchen--that
is all

WHo is spying? I just happened to see this-that is all. I just won't fund them
since the well off in town go there instead of supporting the places in town
that are open for lunch and that hire people in town and give them jobs.

10:08 am est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

"That is exactly the point that those of us that donate to the Soup
Kitchen are trying to make.  Free loaders stay home.  Find a new place for your
socialization.  You should be ashamed to be eating food that is not meant for
you.  Even if you make a small donation, the program is supplemented by the
major donors and our donations are not meant for you.  We want you to go to a
restaurant and support the local business if you are financially able to.  If
your argument is that you believe you have the right to eat at the SK, then I'm
telling you that my donation is NOT meant for you."


This is the kind of attitude that makes for an "us vs them" situation.  Is there
a means test to go to the SK?  Are you the one that decides who is worthy?  ARe
you the only one that can assess the goals and aspirations of the entire
community.  Such complete arrogance.  Who are you to say what is a meaningful
donation?  Who are you to say that a lonely person who craves some friendship
during this harsh winter can't eat with friends and then pay for it?

Stop with the self righteous judgements.  You are not alone in town.  Your needs
are not universal.  Love your neighbor.
10:07 am est 

Re: Soup Kitchen
 
THE SOUP KITCHEN ASKS FOR FUNDS

As a resident I get a solicitation in the mail to help fund the soup kitchen.

When I see some rich dudes and well healed constuction guys who charge $250.00
to install a kitchen faucett eating there-I decided that I won't send money
since I make around $13.00 an hour. that is all.
10:04 am est 

Town Planner overstepping Authority

I served on a committee many years ago and remember a case where one of our
staff members weighed in on a case and the chair of our board interrupted and
reminded the person they were staff and not a voting member of the board and
therefor should not be speaking. Staff was only there to answer questions when
called upon by a member of our board.
10:03 am est 

Storage Container/Temporary Structure

Is there a difference? Someone off of Howland Street built a "temporary"
building that has been up for several  years.
10:01 am est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

To the elitists who are complaining about the soup kitchen:

You who complain are probably the same people who mob the restaurant openings in
the spring and eat up the free ho'deouvres like they are going out of style.
Give me a break, the soup kitchen does fine with it's volunteers AND clients. I
have not heard of a shortage of donations or customers, and have never seen
anyone there who was "undeserving". The elite don't go there, what is your
problem? Another second homeowner who doesn't spend enough time or attention to
our community to know what they are talking about!!
12:04 am est 

Re: Soup kitchen

Clue phone - no one is trying to reshape the soup kitchen. It has long provided
food for the soul. Get it?
12:03 am est 

Soup Kitchen Wars

A few weeks ago, a poster comments they had seen two well-off guys leaving the
SK after a meal. Don't know...wasn't there. Admittedly inflammatory stuff. Then
others mention they go for the fellowship, and guys who work in construction go,
etc.

So, what about those in need? Are they getting enough to eat? Are families
there? What's the problem?

How creepy it is to think there are people spying on who's going to the SK. What
the hell happened to 'the town that pulls together for each other'?
12:01 am est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

Dear soup nazi,
I can understand why you don't like the fact that those you have identified as
"not poor" go to the soup kitchen and break bread with their fellows in a lonely
time of year. You would need a soul to understand that- maybe its time to search
for yours?
12:00 am est 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Re: No One is Attacking the Soup Kitchen

"The Soup Kitchen does so much but some simply abuse its existence and try to
reconfigure the place into a social event."


That is exactly the point that those of us that donate to the Soup Kitchen are
trying to make.  Free loaders stay home.  Find a new place for your
socialization.  You should be ashamed to be eating food that is not meant for
you.  Even if you make a small donation, the program is supplemented by the
major donors and our donations are not meant for you.  We want you to go to a
restaurant and support the local business if you are financially able to.  If
your argument is that you believe you have the right to eat at the SK, then I'm
telling you that my donation is NOT meant for you.
11:58 pm est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

Sorry, but I simply don't understand the self-righteous anger about
people occasionally stopping by the SK.  I agree, and probably most others would
also, that to enjoy a meal there and not donate more than its value is pretty
bad.  But, for someone like me to stop by every once in a great while and
annually give much more than I get is a good thing.  I get to see how worthwhile
it is and that reinforces my desire to donate.  I see other members of the
community helping out.  To me this is a very important part of living here. I
don't go to sponge off others and I don't ever get the feeling that I'm taking
space or food from anyone.  So please don't try to force your morality on me or
others.  You do what you feel is best and so will I.
11:56 pm est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

You all are mean. just stating your opinion about the soup kitchen but
I have yet to hear any statement from the organization about this. You can think
what you want but the soup kitchen will continue to feed people who need it.
Quit being so judgmental. I hope you are never judged for your actions some day
because you will never get help if God forbid you need it. I feel sorry for
people like you. And so do most people reading your nasty and horrible comments.
Donating to a organization does not give you a right to tell the organization
what to do with that money. Move on already...
11:55 pm est 

BOS Chair

Shouldn't Tom Donegan Recuse Himself on Planning Board Appointments?

Given that his partner is chair of the Planning board, it seems that he should
recuse himself and not discuss planning values and strengths with candidates and
then vote to appoint someone to Planning. I feel that he has already talked to
his partner on who should be selected and even talked to Gloria. Oh, then, maybe
Eric Yingling should have recused himself too! Gloria is a central figure in
Planning and I think everyone should be as pure as Ceasar's wife.

He should, simply, recuse himself.
11:53 pm est 

Monday, January 26, 2015

No One is Attacking the Soup Kitchen

The issues raised as people not in need who go there to socialize and eat. As if
the soup Kitchen is the new Farland. It is not.

The Soup Kitchen serves those who need a meal, those who could use lunch--not
those who flippantly think they should stop by and have a sandwich on the place.

The Soup Kitchen does so much but some simply abuse its existence and try to
reconfigure the place into a social event.
8:58 pm est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

"I don't stop by for any other reason except to be part of the community."

I did not make a donation to an organization to provide a place for free loaders
to hang out.  If that is the purpose then it was misrepresented to me and many
of the other people who donated.  If you just want to stop by, go to volunteer
your services.  The SK does not need people like you who drop by, even on
occasion to feel like you are part of the community.  There are other places in
town for you to "stop by" to see others.  Don't try to justify your actions. 
Rather than be told by the SK to NOT stop by, why don't just tell them when you
arrive that you are financially able to pay for a meal, but the purpose of my
visit is for no "other reason except to be part of the community."  A very sad
situation when someone takes advantage of the generosity of others that is not
meant for them.  Yes, I CAN say that because I DO donate annually to the SK.
8:57 pm est 

Re: Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen is the new topic to malign! Why? it's for people in
need!How do you define need? Indigent?Poor?People living alone,(some can't
cook)? Some need communication/camaraderie,some may donate what they can when
they can,& maybe some that abuse the system because they are in everything all
round us! may be you could be accused of being deceitful in other ways even
though you don't go to eat "free food"! you're not compelled to go there and
eat,nor do you have to donate to those who do! You don't have to take care of
any freeloaders or throw stones unless you're the perfect one with out baggage!
7:05 pm est 

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