Saturday, August 30, 2014

Is Comcast the Worst Company in America?

There are a lot of really strong contenders for the title of worst company in America. Walmart, Bank of America, Ticketmaster and Carnival Cruise Lines have all consistently delivered exquisitely horrible experiences to the American consumer, and their contributions to the national anxiety level must not be underestimated. But there is one firm that truly stands out — a company so horrendous the very mention of its name causes body tremors and facial constrictions. I refer, ladies and gentlemen, to Comcast, which seems to take as its motto, If you do a thing, do it as badly as possible.

According to Comsumerist’s annual reader poll to nominate the Worst Companies In America, Comcast is the best at being the worst. The cable company has won the Golden Poo award for the second time, excelling in awfulness in an industry dominated by companies that treat their customers to a never-ending pile of crap.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodruff Weighs In On Trinity

Patricia Woodruff

Ok people it's time for my 2 cents on this one!! I have done my homework on this lunch situation. Thirty plus years ago the School District and Trinity had a good faith agreement to feed the children. Back then the School Committee and Trinity worked as a team. They were given 2 people to work there and the food to feed the kids. Trinity has always paid for their lunches and milk which covered the cost of the employees and the food. There is nothing illegal about it. Now the cost of everything has gone up and quality of food down, therefore leading to less kids buying. As a result, Trinity brings in less money while the cost of everything continues to increase.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fox News is tearing us apart

The continuing right-wing effort to make a hero out of Michael Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson, may not turn out so well, if the past is any guide. Remember Cliven Bundy? Donald Sterling? George Zimmerman?

Just because liberals don’t like someone doesn’t mean he should automatically be a hero to conservatives.  There was a point when even the National Review seemed to recognize this — editor Rich Lowry once wrote a column titled “Al Sharpton Is Right,” about the need for charges to be filed against George Zimmerman, when Florida officials were dragging their heels.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Southbridge School Committee Meeting Agenda - August 26, 2014

Southbridge School Committee Meeting

LOCATION: Robert G. MacKinnon Council Chambers, 41 Elm Street

DATE: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TIME: 7:00 PM


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Public Input

III. Meeting Called to Order

Town To Trinity – “You’re On Your Own” II

Ken O’Brien
Apparently there are rumors being perpetrated that Trinity Catholic Academy had been offered a contract with the town to save its hot lunch program, but that offer was declined.

I can find no evidence of this. Rather, all indications are to the contrary.

Despite repeated assurances from the district that arrangements would be made, when the time came the district failed to deliver.

The following email exchange should put that rumor to rest.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Town To Trinity – “You’re On Your Own”

Ken O’Brien

Back in June the Worcester Telegram reported that the Southbridge School District had been paying the wages of two workers in the cafeteria at Trinity Catholic Academy, a local parochial school, for decades [Worcester Telegram “Southbridge to scrap Catholic school lunch spending deal”, June 20, 2014].

Speaking after what would be his last School Committee Meeting, then Superintendent Basan Nembirkow stated, “"We went to them and said we can't be providing services for you anymore, and we need to stop this, and then we will help you because we're not going to just cut the kids off," Mr. Nembirkow said. "We'll have to do it on a service contract basis. That's what we're working on right now."

Southbridge Town Council Agenda - August 25, 2014

    Southbridge Town Council Meeting
     Council Chambers

     Town Hall

     Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:00 PM


1.      Pledge of Allegiance

2.      Roll Call

        3.      Consider and accept Town Council Meeting Minutes of Monday, 
               August 4, 2014. 

It's Growing


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Have We Forgotten?

Ken O'Brien

It’s almost four months since Southbridge was struck by eight fires determined to be the result of arson.

On Monday, May 5, the Fire Chief and Chief of Police appeared before the Southbridge Town Council to provide information about the situation.

Below is a video of their statements and their response to inquiries from Town Councilors

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Southbridge School Committee Meeting Agenda - August 12, 2014

LOCATION: Robert G. MacKinnon Council Chambers, 41 Elm Street

DATE: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TIME: 7:00 PM

I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Public Input
III. Meeting Called to Order