During the discussions on the improvements of the “former Fales Oil site” I was very interested in the views of various stakeholders. The final design plan came as close as possible to addressing the talking points of all parties which … Continue reading A missed opportunity
So the ground hog saw his shadow and took note of a few other things and he asked me to pass them along. #1 Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s office for the upcoming Town Elections. Two members … Continue reading Mansfield Mini-Update
That’s the question many folks have been asking since at least 2016. The answer is that according to polls we apparently have increased our partisan vitriol exponentially over the years and have sadly solidified massive divisions across our country. My … Continue reading Are we really this angry?
So this image was included in an excellent article presented by Strong Towns. I like this one on so many levels and the creator of it should be applauded. What are some of those levels? Well I absolutely get a kick out of tricked out trucks when they are rolling around well outside their natural environment. Seriously what are you doing? Mudding on Main St?? As a pedestrian I relate. Light cycles and sight lines absolutely favor the auto and NOT the walker! As a parent I definitely relate. Tied to the next one I invite folks to sit in … Continue reading Share this!
This is an update of the other posts in the series and works as a nice end of year kind of thing. Vacancy #1: Happy to see that this location is no longer vacant. The Pushkart Cafe has opened here. … Continue reading The Vacancies Part 7
As promised here is the preview post for what will be on the books for early 2019. There are three areas of high interest for me and all three of them fall into line with the founding mission of MU. … Continue reading Mansfield United 2019
So like so many entities Mansfield United has jumped into the pseudo-saturation platform gig. MU has a web presence via its own domain webpage,is on Twitter via @02048Utd and is on Facebook with a page as well as forming a group. Regards the attempt to grow the Group: The future of this group will be very dependent upon the interest level a number of core issues generate. One area of interest that will be going out across the Mansfield United spectrum will be the rabid political division seen in the USA. To achieve some traction in this area I’ve joined #BetterAngels. I … Continue reading 2019 is coming…
2018 saw a number of elections being held in town and in total they reaffirm a simple truth about the state of democracy in 02048. In purest form we can start with a simple by the numbers kind of thing. … Continue reading 2018 Review: Town Politics
I’m putting the final touches on the two final posts of 2018. The first one will be a year in review kind of post. The focus of the review will be the happenings and election results of the year. Spoiler alert not the best year, not the worst. The second will be the teaser preview of Mansfield United’s focus for early 2019. There are three hot topics that will be announced and I can honestly say that the response will likely dictate how much longer my family and I remain in Mansfield. On that note I wish everyone a Merry … Continue reading 2 to close…