Town Budget & Property Tax INCREASE…Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is a good lesson to learn from.

“The unquestioning acceptance of the already existing is what keeps people from being creative.”

This year the governing body of the town is asking for us to dig deeper into our pockets when have had their jobs curtailed from the pandemic. Many are worried.

On top of all the worry and confusion in our personal lives, we now have to do our civic duties and become legislators who control the finances of this town.

However, the town’s web page was changed last year. Extrodinary little archived information was migrated to the new web site. This is important information…was compiled, placed in a report and published to the town’s web page, so all of us could have easy access to the relevant information and thus we could make informed decisions.

I made the select-board aware of this incredibly poor performance:

July 2, 2020 via email: I cannot even imagine how anyone could go live with a new web page, that has not completed a complete archive document transfer, just 14 days before the second half of town meeting.

This by far has been your best effort at demonstrating your incompetency. 

Who is responsible for this fiasco? That decision maker should be fired on the spot.

As always, select-board members responded with their standard assurances that this would be taken care of…alas it has not and the legislative body approaches this year’s meeting with the same sense of being chained to that wall watching what Plato described as the , “Pale shadow of Reality”!

1st is that Plato wants us to think that we don’t see reality, but a pale shadow of reality. The 2nd is that wisdom involves seeing through the illusion to reality itself. The 3rd is that the path to wisdom is hard and difficult. And the 4th is that if you are wise, you will be misunderstood.

OHB…all the news fit to printkeeping it real… making it easier for you to find the facts so you can draw your own conclusions…..

“There are things public officials would never do if they thought somebody might call them out on it.”