Oxford school situation bad news for young people
To start of the Oxford Notes, I will address some of my questions from last article.
The energy people on staff in Cumberland County are supposed to search out new and/or alternate energy options, investigate their viability for us here and look at implementing them. And a whole bunch of other related things.
I have nothing on the whole issue of turbines in the Bay of Fundy and or FORCE yet. I live in hope.
My latest question is about the two-stream paper recycling. I have a shredder which most people have and seldom use. Would it be better for me to shred mine and put it in my composter? Yes. Then of course I wanted to know what happened to it when I took it to the dry bin at the dump? It is sorted and baled and sold. I asked if that was going to be any better than the attempt to sell our recycled plastic and that got a whole hearted yes. Then I wonder why nobody builds an industry to make take-out food containers. That does not look like a very complex thing to get done. We used them for years before Styrofoam. Why could we not do that again? An enterprising person could get right on that.
We recently had a visitor around Oxford. Hannah the redhead from the Oxford Frozen Food ad was out and about. I was introduced to her at the Kilted Chef event at Heritage Square, but I forget her last name. The perils of growing old I guess.
Now to get to the school disaster, and that is exactly what it is and will continue to be. I get so upset by negativity, but I can’t see a way to put a positive spin on this one. Was the school just inspected and found to have insuffiencies? Are issues being addressed so when snow flies things will be back to normal? Or was it found much earlier and we are just finding about it now and nothing has been done yet? I certainly hope that is not the case. $18 million, wow. I don’t know what else to say now. Hard to believe, eh?
Now to “the hole.” The Lions Park is done as we know it now. I see no way to fix this. Not saying there isn’t a fix as all it takes is someone to try sometimes. What a terrible tragedy for so many in this great little town. There are cracks in the pavement as I write this. I don’t know what will be there when this hits the paper. My sympathies to all concerned.