Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sometimes telling the truth is a revolutionary act

Had a pretty interesting evening last night, which I hope to write about some day. But it was the perfect experience to bring a famous quote home, so I thought I'd share that with you.

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell 

Yes, this can prove true even in the smallest of towns. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What is so unreasonable about that?

The Planning Board approved the Purchase St. project because of Chapter 40A Section 3:

No zoning ordinance or by-law shall prohibit or unreasonably regulate the installation of solar energy systems or the building of structures that facilitate the collection of solar energy, except where necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare. 

Rejecting this industrial power plant on the basis that it is an industrial project, being built on a property that's in a R/A (Residential & Agricultural) zone would have been a completely reasonable (and sane) thing to do. That's how the board could have been working for and supporting the residents of Carver.