The Putnam Bank, formerly the Putnam Savings Bank, posted a $4 million dollar 3rd quarter loss. Yesterday afternoon I heard a glowing ad by Putnam Bank on WINY touting the successes and safety of the bank. The article is in the Worcester Telegram on Nov 15th yesterday. Thanks to the Cafe’er who provided us with this news. Admin
Well, the fine art of bullying isn’t one ONLY practiced by CPS or Academy supporters.
The initial posting that began this riff of chat between me and Snuffy was a submission of an e-mail from Eric Thomas of CT DEP. Along with that, I expressed hope that the waiver granted to Woodstock by the DEP would someday be reversed so that future development in town will be more responsibly planned for a sensitive environment.
I do not and could not speak for all Hill residents or even some of them. The group, like any other group, is a collection of individuals. We do work together well as a group and we do share a core value in that we’d like to see the district preserved.
I sit on the Woodstock Water Pollution Control Authority not the Historic District Commission. I do not speak for or represent the WPCA in my postings. There are two members of the Hill neighborhood on this commission out of five. I sit on the WPCA because I recognize that zoning in Woodstock is weak; therefore, maintaining a strong “sewer avoidance” policy has some ability to exert control over development.
I am not opposed to development nor do I strive to see the Hill neighborhood or any other area of town “frozen in time.” I am however, strongly supportive of good zoning and good planning – neither of which we have currently.
Four years ago, residents of the Woodstock Hill neighborhood requested that WPZC sponsor and host a public forum with speakers from all the various fields of expertise related to planning, preservation and zoning. At no charge, the speakers remain ready to go, but Woodstock’s WPZC refuses to hold the forum. The goal of the forum is simple – to give INFORMATION about what’s available, what works and what doesn’t and why. Read the rest of this entry »