Monday, January 28, 2013

Art Hearts Show by Lisa Kretchman: A Benefit Exhibition for Olivia's Heart Fund


Submitted by:
Monika Agnello

The Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities (QVCAH) announces the Art Hearts Show by Lisa Kretchman: A Benefit Exhibition for Olivia's Heart Fund. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

School Hires Armed Guard - Forgets His Gun In Bathroom




“The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”, or so the head of the NRA tells us.

Following this sage advice a Lapeer County Michigan school hired an armed security guard. As the local television news reported three days ago:

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So what could go wrong?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

They Laughed


Submitted by Paul Zotos


They laughed
They laughed at us
When we wanted to save
The whale
They laughed when we created
Earth day
They ridiculed us and called us
Tree huggers
They laughed at Al Gore for 
Climate change and trying to
Save Polar Bears

Monday, January 14, 2013

Southbridge Town Council Agenda - January 14, 2013


TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

TOWN HALL

January 14, 2013 – 7:00 PM



AGENDA

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call

3. Consider and accept Town Council Meeting Minutes of Monday, December 17, 2012 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wiggin Resigns As Southbridge Schools Director Of Finance & Operations



According to reliable sources Terry Wiggin has submitted his resignation as Director of Finance and Operations for the Southbridge School District.

Despite a letter that subsequently sought to rescind his 60 day notice of resignation, the initial resignation was accepted by the School Committee Chair.

Rumors have circulated that Mr. Wiggin was upset that he had not been considered for the position of acting superintendent of schools following his service as temporary acting superintendent.

It is expected that the resignation will be effective at the end of February, although the exact effective date could not be verified.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

From January 5, 2012: Can't Sell Your Property In Southbridge?

Neither Can the Town, But Either Way
It's Your Problem!

Ken O'Brien


Yesterday’s article in the Worcester Telegram, “In Southbridge, officials to consider bargain sale of town-owned buildings: 5 vacant buildings could be available”, brought to mind an article I posted just over a year ago.

The Telegram article reports, “Town Manager Christopher Clark said he will recommend that the Town Council approve selling five buildings for one-third of their assessed value.
“Mr. Clark said in an interview Monday the town needs to sell the vacant town-owned buildings and spur economic growth.
“The manager has been trying to sell four of the buildings since 2010, when the properties’ values were most recently assessed. At present, the buildings are for sale at two-thirds of their assessed values. Mr. Clark wants to knock off another third.”