Yep, the final conclusion of all the highly contested races on the June 5 ballot is still something like nine weeks away, but if the number of phone calls and emails I’ve been getting are an accurate indicator, some of the contenders and their issues are already bubbling hot and generating steam.
Moller was a good friend and mentor, a sharp, experienced veteran newsman from both the weekly and the daily side of the business who’d seen the rise and fall of many goods, bads and uglies over the course of his career.
For more than a year the board has been demonized from both within and without for spending money to help with the economic development in the South County community on property abandoned by the army.
According to some estimates, the county has been spending perhaps as much as $80,000 to $100,000 each year for the past few years in Herlong.
You probably know the kind — drinking coffee and breathing in the same motion. It wasn’t pretty.
“Wow (cough). Good luck with that! You are wasting your time,” I said as I mopped my desk with the sleeve of my sweater. “You would have a better chance winning the lottery.”
He didn’t hear me. Email exchanges don’t work like that.
For decades, my modus operandi was to collect things at yard sales and thrift shops; it was always stuff I needed, right?
At least that’s what I told myself at the time.
Once there was that oddly shaped orange lounge chair that rocked a little. That would fit nicely on the back porch, I thought to myself.
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