Talking Wakefield Posts

It has been uncomfortable for me to read recent disparaging comments about our summer visitors on local social media. Just as a few bad experiences with visitors should not be…

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“Get off my lawn” is a famous quote made by Clint Eastwood in the movie Grand Torino. It seems to be a theme that could be applied to a new…

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There’s an old saying: “Be careful what you wish for….you may get it!” That sure is proving true about the flashing speed signs that I posted a blog article about…

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This is the second installment of “talking Wakefield” where you get to listen in on a conversation I have with a community member. I hope that there will be many…

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This issue may fall into the “you’ll be sorry you done that” category for sure. Up in the Heritage District there’s a church. They have a tiny parking lot. Consequently,…

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Everyone deserves fair compensation for doing their job. Every three years, the process of negotiating the Teachers contract comes up. It has always troubled me that taxpayers are not allowed…

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Would you be ok with contributing towards paying a portion of a penalty created so someone else can continue to have a much better health insurance plan than you? So…

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I promised that I would begin interviewing local folks about issues that have an effect on us every day….and I’m delivering episode one. My first interview is with the one…

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In this post I examine the health insurance plan included in the Teachers contract. I’m putting this out in an effort to get ahead of the negotiations that are ongoing.…

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Engaging in a blame and shame game on individuals in elected positions is one way to express your concerns. I have done it. I found it an ineffective approach to…

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