At least he's raising cash which will directly help cancer research, instead of donating the hair to Locks of Love.
LoL is best known of all the places to donate hair, but they only use a fraction of the hair donations they receive. They either throw away or sell to commercial wig makers a good portion of the hair they receive under the auspices of a donation to cancer patients who need free wigs. Neither are their wigs free; they charge on a sliding scale based on the parents' income.
A quick google search for "hair donation" will give a person several alternatives to LoL, if anyone is interested. View Comment
I appreciate that Mr. Swinconeck apparently saw our comments on previous articles featuring Jim Arnold, and has made an effort to provide a more balanced weather report.
As for the accuracy of the report, well...it's weather, so it's a crapshoot. View Comment
A big thank you to all the plow drivers in the area. I know when a storm comes, those guys are on the road until the job is done, no matter what. The fact that most roads are passable in relative safety is great. I agree with Town Resident, though. Please continue the cleanup (after the plow guys get a nap and some nutrition)! View Comment
Although the timing wasn't great for working parents struggling to find child care, it was a wise decision to cancel school at the last minute. Roads toward the center of town were OK this morning, but a good deal of the bus routes around town weren't up to snuff to have a school bus travel on them.
Kudos to all the plow drivers in the area. This was a big storm to clean up; to be in as good a shape as we are today required a lot of effort. There's still plenty more to be done, obviously, but at least we're not all housebound! View Comment
It does have potential - I wouldn't dare argue that. Thanks for sharing the link. It's good to know we are following in the footsteps of other successful programs.
It occurred to me that the downside to non-Apple products is Windows8. So, perhaps iPads really are the smart choice. View Comment
"Are they? Which companies are fleeing Massachusetts? Can you be specific?"
I don't think it's so much that companies are fleeing Massachusetts as smaller companies are going out of business all together. Larger companies can absorb health care costs a lot better than a small business that was just keeping its head above water before RomneyCare.
No one ever came out and said it directly, but I'll bet Fair Share had an impact on Picadilly Pub's economic woes last year. It certainly wasn't the only thing wrong with that business, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't a contributor. View Comment
It's wonderful that we have a technology program in town, but why does it have to be iPads? I'm sure we are getting a bulk discount, but for the price of one iPad we could, theoretically, be getting two Android tablets. Then we'd have 120 one-to-one opportunities rather than 60.
I hope the answer isn't "software" because, if we are expecting our children to do homework electronically, not everyone in town has an iPad at home, and not everyone has the ability or desire to rush out and buy an iPad for their kids. I would hope that the software selected has both Apple and Android versions available.
I worry about the fiscal responsibility of this town. View Comment