Yes, it will be interesting to see who has Quaboag District plowing. I was really hoping for a greater amount of feedback on this issue from others, but I guess everyone's still used to the "ol' same ol' " way of doing things here in Holden. View Comment
"...The West Brookfield contractor asked to see the prices and was shown them by the person in the central office." Clearly, this isn't how the bidding process works. That person in the central office should be reprimanded, and the West Brookfield contractor be off-limits to bid, as he clearly has the advantage of knowing what the low bid is now. I too hope that Mr. Scanlon can bring credibility into our region. View Comment
I agree with Aquitaine.... ADVERTISE for a SEALED BID. Wachusett Region encompasses 5(?) towns. Why wasn't ALL known plowing/sanding companies and privateers within our region not notified? It is certainly not fair if someone can go in and ask to see the competition's quote. Throw that bid out and start over ... there's still time! I'm so disgusted that this even happens!!!
Reality Check? How about that snowfall that could have been cleaned up by 6 a.m. from a local vendor, vs. another day off from school because the contractor couldn't get out here until he finished his other road jobs. View Comment
Got a text from my daughter the other day asking me to explain the election process and voting routine to my 19-year-old son... she said that, during their conversation, my son mentioned he was "gonna vote for either Obama or Scott Brown"
Of course, I had a great reply (which I will not post, so as not to offend the mentality of all Obama supporters....), but I think it's imperative for us parents to sit and watch those debates with the 18, 19 and 20-year olds, so that they can garner some thoughts and ideas on their own in order to make an adult voting decision.
During the last presidential election, many more votes came from people who had never voted before, which is just wonderful. But I do cringe every time I think of the biased, uneducated and immature votes out there. View Comment
Come on. $300,000? That's a load of money. And which CPA is expected to do this audit, and what are his/her/their credentials to do such an audit? $50,000-$75,000 sounds more within a reasonable tune, with an expected time frame for completion WITHIN 3 months -- with real answers. The School District already knows how and where it occurred. The only answer we further need is why, and only the Committee can come up with that answer, not an auditor. So, why create more havoc in expenditures? There will always be mistrust no matter what anyway.