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Just because it's on a barrel doesn't mean that's what's in it. Could have been anything. Might have been oil, anti freeze and other waste liquids. I see the humor though. It was nice of them to try and help.

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Announcements / Re: Tool Museum open July 4th Weekend
« on: June 27, 2015, 06:27:08 PM »
Where would this house be located?

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I'm surprised there is a process after the last appointment. The last one had to be done so fast because of the short notice. This notice if longer but they're actually going to put up notices and wait for some people to express interest. Glad it changed.

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General Discussion / Education for IT Teachers
« on: May 30, 2015, 09:19:33 PM »
edX, Microsoft and Harvard are offering a great opportunity for anyone who teaches IT to high school students.

http://connect.microsoft.com/site862/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=17447

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Current News & Events / Bottle Drive
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:00:56 PM »
Cub Scout Pack 853 will be collecting bottles and cans to help raise funds for our pack on 5/31/2015. To schedule a pick, please contact me on here or email cubscoutpack853@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.

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Current News & Events / Re: Substitute teachers
« on: May 13, 2015, 06:53:16 PM »
If subs are not offered benefits now but the ACA says they should be, then why would they decline. You're likely not working a benefited job if you can take 30 hours off. Then again, you could have other coverage from a spouse or other situation. But when you budget, you budget worst case on benefits so you don't get severe screwed if someone decides to take 10k+ in benefits you didn't plan on.

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Current News & Events / Re: VTGrandpa may be a bit busy today :-)
« on: May 05, 2015, 07:36:47 PM »
This the first mow of the season?

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Current News & Events / Bussing
« on: April 26, 2015, 07:28:29 AM »
Make sure to check out:

Franklin West Supervisory Union 2015-03-18

One comment about making bus drivers SU employees was funny. First we did the supervisor, now maybe the drivers, then we just get rid of the busing and hire it out. Then a whole discussion of how to manage the SU explaining why busing was over budget. How about just a simple line item saying Fairfax Bus Expeneses. Then it's clear to the other SU towns.

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Current News & Events / Water
« on: April 26, 2015, 06:36:08 AM »
Why is the conversation always about a backup well? Why don't we take the drilling we're getting and expand service until we find a well that can backup services? How about we use increase allocations based on more wells and use the funds generated from those to search for a backup source. If there are other towns that don't have backups, why are we always focus on one? Expand services, create a reserve fee to look for a backup and generate more revenue.

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Current News & Events / Re: Substitute teachers
« on: April 26, 2015, 05:26:01 AM »
Did they present the actual number of times they could not fill the spots?

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Library Announcements / Re: Financial Planning Seminar Canceled
« on: April 21, 2015, 06:56:22 PM »
Sorry to hear, I'm sure it would have been helpful to some.

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Current News & Events / Re: Released Rapist Arrested In Shelden
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:41:35 PM »
It's an interesting topic to debate because I don't agree with so many of the terms people get and the amount of time they actually serve compared to what they were sentenced to. I'm not a believer of parole or early release because a sentence should be a set term, no longer, no shorter.

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Current News & Events / Re: Released Rapist Arrested In Shelden
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:24:57 AM »
This man wasn't convicted 2 years later. He was convicted exactly when he was. Views on the subject have changed since he was convicted but if we want to go and retroactively change sentences based on current laws that's going to be a tough path to go through.

This was an interesting note in the Burlington Free Press: "Laws said he called the state sex offender registry to provide a heads up. State police said nobody answers the phone after hours at the Vermont Crime Information Center, but when investigators checked, they found he had left a message, state police spokesman Scott Waterman said."

You're telling me that in an age of technology, we can't get one single person to answer the phone for a population that everyone is so worried about. I'd think there would have been a lot more interest in that part of the story. Sounds to me like Laws is at least "trying". I'm not going to say I actually believe his story and he should have called for help if he wasn't able to drive, especially after a prior DUI, but the guy hasn't been in society for 23 years so who knows what he's thinking right now.

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Current News & Events / Re: Released Rapist Arrested In Shelden
« on: April 12, 2015, 01:07:25 PM »
While I absolutely do not agree with what this man did, what does it say for the enforcement system to put this much bias against one man who severed out a term deemed adequate to his sentence. He apparently did not make enough problems in jail to warrant more time. Shouldn't someone who served their time be able to start over. I think his sentence should have been greater before but apparently the courts and the legislature did not agree. Now they're going to spend more time and resources following this one person rather than helping out with all the other problems that go on in this state.

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Current News & Events / Re: Changes in Trash coming
« on: April 09, 2015, 04:42:58 PM »
This is the most absurd legislation based on a well conceived desire. You'll need to offer multiple bins at homes and you'll be leaving out food scraps in those containers which animals will be in love with. How are haulers going to pick up yard debris. This is going to drive up the cost of trash overall because they'll have to raise the cost on trash since they can't get it from all these other collections they are forced to make. Then you'll have to have more trucks to handle this or better sorting facilities. Sounds like overall trash collection will take longer as well.

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