A Humorous Look at Lawn Care

This tickled my environmental funny bone. I hope it tickles yours. The following is an excerpt from the most recent issue of Greenscapes, a publication of the North & South River Watershed Association, authored by Cohasset’s Debbie Cook who was a long time member and chair of Cohasset’s Conservation Commission and Open Space Committee. Click on the photo to view the entire newsletter. “This little piece pokes fun at our obsession with our lawns, but it also makes you think about the waste – the over-consumption of water, the over-reliance on pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, the excessive amount of time and money – never mind the overall degradation of our land and water.”

God and Lawn Care

Joe McElroy sent this letter to Cohasset, Hingham and Hull selectmen

July 16, 2014 Subject: Aquarion  (Read earlier article on related material:http://wp.me/p3o8kv-3NR) Reference: Hull Selectmen Meeting with Aquarion Officials: 7/15/2014 from Joe McElroy  At referenced meeting, the Hull Town Manager made a number of points: Despite numerous meetings, issues are growing in number and severity Aquarion communications with municipalities were flawed during the June/July 2014 very…

Mass Senator Bob Hedlund says State budget grew 35% in 5 years

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On Friday, July 11, Governor Patrick signed into law the fiscal year 2015 budget, his last budget as governor. With great conviction, I voted no for many reasons: Unsustainable Growth in State Spending: Under Deval Patrick’s tenure as governor, state spending has increased by nearly $10 billion dollars, from $27 billion to over $36.5 billion.…