By Beth David, Editor
Oh no, say it ain’t so! The school bus ad is in this week (see page 16). That means, gulp, the kids are going back to school. That means summer is, essentially, over? NOOOOO!
Ah well. At least Henri fizzled (see page 12). Wow, it was looking dire there for awhile, wasn’t it? Then it kept swinging back around. We got lucky on that one. I hope everyone got in a good dress rehearsal at least, got all the stuff put away and now you know how to get things stowed away for the next one.
The NFIA’s music night and car cruise got postponed because of Henri. So, that means you can dance in the streets this Sunday (see page 3)
Acushnet is also having its car cruise night…well, tonight (really, guys…can you let a person know before the last minute?). See page 19 for those details.
We have a Select Board story for you this week. The board approved the first step for three more aquaculture farms. I have mixed feelings about those. I understand the whole sustainable harvesting thing, and I get how shellfish clean up the water. But, the reality is that it gives away a public resource for private gain. It’s like someone saying they want to plant flowers in Cushman Park because it’s the best place for their special orchids. They’ll pay a few bucks (very few) to the town and then go off and sell the orchids. And, no, you can’t go near them in the park.
Imagine how that would go over. But, because it’s the ocean, and not everyone uses it, it’s so much easier to give it away.
I’m not totally against aquaculture farms, really. But let’s limit it. We already can’t boat or kayak in a large are north and east of Jack’s Cove because of what’s already there.
So, Third District Court had its first jury trial since the pandemic hit. Local legend-in-his-own-mind James Gagne had the dubious honor of being the first defendant in a jury trial in NB District Court since the pandemic. He was convicted of indecent assault.
Shall I say what I think of James? Nah. Wasted enough ink on him already.
Until next week then…see ya,
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