Another waste of the towns money, spend a million to fix a problem that lasts 15 minutes twice a day. Here is an easy fix, stop through truck traffic in the historic site, install better signage and live with the rest. 122/140 from Lake Ripple to Quinsig Corner is a far bigger problem that should be addressed first. View Comment
I'll admit that I didn't see mediation as part of the trial. I think Rdis right, the railroad is likely to prevail. Transloading has been a part of the business since the beginning of the form of transportation, a hundred years ago each town had a freight depot where goods were unloaded and stored, much like the proposed propane terminal.
From a practical standpoint, this would have been a good time to admit the shortcomings of the town's case and perhaps seek the railroad's assistance in improving the town roads and culverts rather than poking them in the eye with a sharp stick. They have the equipment on site to do much of the work. View Comment
Six day trial. Town better win, or we could have used this money to hire two or three new teachers. Legal bills will easily be in the six figures, and assuming Aladdins Lamp is correct, with which I agree, I am sure we will be back in court dealing with civil matters.
Win or lose, however, I am sure Herb Chambers will be smiling when he sells a new BMW or two through the town counsel's windfall in this mess. View Comment
The roads in Gradton are a disgrace, unless you live on the same street as the POS or other town officials, who repair their streets constantly. Wheeler and North Brigham Hill are so bad you can lose fillings, let alone a tire. Like it or not Delli should not have to pay for the neglect of our local infrastructure by the towns government View Comment
I would be very hesitant to get the elected officials who are not a party to this case involved, Federal Judges frown on this.
Also, generally, business matters are usualy by bench trial as opposed to jury as the matters are usually rather complex, and the average citizen usually doesn't understand contract law, or in this case, the details of federal pre-emption. It also takes the emotion out of these cases, as people tend to be sympathic as opposed to logical in the intepretation of the underlying law. View Comment
Also, the Town of Grafton can't install panels on the top of its buildings as it is not eligable for the $.02 production tax credit. It would have to contract the installation to a developer - kind of messy.
We are not paying another town, we are buying the electricty from the developer under a Purchase Power Agreement. The $.09 rate is somewahat above market, but acceptable due the relatively small size of the project. I question why there is an esculation clause, since we are would be paying slighly above market. View Comment
Let's be honest, the town is doing this because he didn't kowtow to the small people on the all powerful POS, and didn't allow Berger to harass him on the construction.
Assuming Delli prevails, who is going to pay the bill for this charade? Us View Comment
Personally, I wouldn't cry a tear if they were all driven to Riverside Cemetery in the back of Steve Roney's Cadillac station wagon. Short of that, perhaps next door to the idiot judge who gave him only a year a jail, or as an alternative, anywhere but here would be fine with me.
Five level three sex offenders live here and another works here. Plus we have the creep caught trying to pick up underage girls in Natick. Welcome to Athol, Grafton. We need to drive these dirtbags out of town by any means necessary. Maybe the POS can address this after they get their asses handed to the by the G&U, as these creeps are more if a danger to our town than the trans-loading operation. View Comment
Harpoon, an interesting propsective you have, if one disagrees with you and states the facts he must have an economic interest in the project. I do not. I have nothing to do with the railroad, propane or anything else.
What I do know is I do research before I write, and state the facts, as I am the seer.
Go do some research before you comment about the stability of vessels, railroad law or anything else.
By the way, I am sick of the town's governement wasting our tax money, and this one is going to cost a bundle.
Also, I was under the impresssion Upton lost, not won. The railroad is transloading wood pellets and other material dowm there. View Comment
Our town officials and counsul show up and find that the hearing has been moved - what a brain trust. Can't wait to get the bill from our attorney. Even I know that railroads are goverened by federal law, not state laws, and the railroad has the legal right to have a trans-loading facility on its property. The use the tanks to store it because there is a shortage or rail cars and loading of trucks from stationary tanks is safer than from the
Concerning the age of the tanks, if you speak to experts in field they will tell you a well maintained tank has an indefinate life as they are extremely thick and propane gas is not corrosive.
Enjoy the legal theatrics Grafton, afterall it is only your tax money they are wasting. View Comment