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Rockfall Resident March 29, 2014 at 02:31 PM
This is entitled speak out not shout out. The fields were repaired last week as they are neededRead Morefor the sports teams. And I am sure YOU are not paying for it. The entire community is.
nana of 5 March 29, 2014 at 03:17 PM
why should the community pay for it. When it was done to be a wise guy. hE SHOULD BE MADE TO PAY
Bob March 25, 2014 at 08:56 PM
Do not use any of my tax dollars to rebuild the 2 houses on each side of the Firehouse. Knock themRead Mored own and call it a day!
Terry Oakes Bourret March 27, 2014 at 02:56 PM
The town voted down using the houses for Habitat not the other way around. We also heard that theyRead Morew ere allowing the houses on either side to fall apart on purpose so that they could tear them down rather than keep the look of a quaint historic district. We don't know if that is true but that is what I heard. There was a gazebo bought and paid for that was going to go be placed Durham Green .in honour of Marge Hatch, which would have been a lovely addition to the town green but we heard the Fair Association did not want that to happen. The Fair association bought the Downes House which has been pretty much uninhabited for 20 years and we believe the Durham Fair Association owns all the houses that line the Fair property on Main Street past Brenda's Main Street Feed and they have gone down hill with rarely a repair. The sidewalk on that side of the street is so dangerous that we have seen people fall because of all the cracks and holes a real danger which has never been addressed . Whites Field is also a very sad sight with all the dead trees and neglect. We agree with Nana of 5 that the look of Main Street due to the neglect of the town and the Fair association is a disgrace.
Pamela DeFilippo March 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM
I sometimes live in an altruistic world..and I agree with Nanna of 5 that Main Street is inRead Moredesperat e need of work, why does everything have to cost so much to get done? We come together to put on one of the biggest Fairs run by all volunteers. What stops us from allowing residents to donate time and expertise to fix these buildings ourselves. I'd rather give my time than spend precious tax dollars. Years ago towns would come together to build a barn for someone, or fix a roof...I wish we still had that. Instead, we have committee after committee do to costly studies, make recommendations and nothing gets done. How many contractors, architects, painters, decorators, etc do we have here. I'm not an expert, but I can clean, rake and garden. And I would be willing to be a part of something like this for our town. Probably not possible for some reason or another. Very sad.
Kristy March 19, 2014 at 08:54 AM
what times and days are the book fair? and how long are the volunteer shifts? thanks
Julie Weisberg (Editor) March 19, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Hi, Kristy: I just added the basic information for the library. So, I'd stop in, give them a callRead More&m dash; or shoot them an email to find out more about the sale and what's needed as far as volunteers.
Levi Coe Library March 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM
The book sale is on Friday, April 4th from 12PM-4PM (volunteer time slots are 10-12, 12-2, &Read More2-4 ) and Saturday, April 5th from 9AM-3PM (volunteer time slots are 8-11, 11-1, & 1-3). If you would like to sign up, just give us a call--860.349.3857 Thank you!
Julie Weisberg (Editor) March 13, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Wow. That's crazy! Although, I've been hearing about bobcat and mountain lion — and even wolf Read Moresightings — throughout the state over the past few weeks, as animals get ready for spring. I'm going to share this out and see if anyone else in the area has seen a similar animal!
Denise March 10, 2014 at 03:06 PM
I saw a Mt. Lion (not a bobcat walk right across my front yard in Oct 2012!!! I got a VERY goodRead Morelook at it but no picture. I think I was mesmorized! ! I'm not the only one who's seen it. Looks pretty much like a smaller African lion!!! I was living along the East Hampton\East Haddam line then.
Maria Criscuolo March 12, 2014 at 08:35 PM
My husband saw a mountain lion near the corner of Pent and TriMountain Road back in January.
concerned March 12, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Again, a "Bobcat" has a bobbed tail around 6 inches. A mountain lion would have a tailRead Moreab out a foot shorter than its body. Around 4.5-5 foot long body and 3 foot tail. That animal is not a mountain lion. Does anyone know if the tracks were photographed?
nana of 5 March 03, 2014 at 10:59 AM
I agree 100%. we need someone who is interested in this town.
Village idiot March 06, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Nana, It has already died, it just doesn't know it yet.....unfortunately death can be a long drawnRead Moreo ut tragic event and we just have to suffer thru.
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