The myth of small-town civility

The myth of small-town civility

There are 3 comments on the The Bennington Banner story from Aug 4, 2012, titled The myth of small-town civility. In it, The Bennington Banner reports that:

The recent citizen initiative in Shaftsbury is a commendable effort to stem the tide of growing hostility in public meetings and processes.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Bennington Banner.

“Get off my lawn!”

Since: Jun 11

People's Republic of VT

#1 Aug 4, 2012
As Marky would say:

Good luck with that!
THEGrnMtnBoy

Montpelier, VT

#2 Aug 7, 2012
I've sat on both sides of the table with these people. Most are reacting with emotions rather than with facts.

On the composting issue, one stated that the airborne contaminates would affect the taste of his product.,,,,, factual? Or emotional? Between the compost site and this business is Route 7A with alls kinds of traffic. Cars, trucks, tractors....all with exhaust pipes, all with rubber tires slowly disappearing....that has no affect on his product????

So what happens?

The town "leaders" give in. The business moves elsewhere, no additional jobs. Sh!tsbury loses again.

No wonder that town lost 185 residents between 2000 and 2010
Alex

United States

#3 Aug 10, 2012
THEGrnMtnBoy wrote:
I've sat on both sides of the table with these people. Most are reacting with emotions rather than with facts.
On the composting issue, one stated that the airborne contaminates would affect the taste of his product.,,,,, factual? Or emotional? Between the compost site and this business is Route 7A with alls kinds of traffic. Cars, trucks, tractors....all with exhaust pipes, all with rubber tires slowly disappearing....that has no affect on his product????
So what happens?
The town "leaders" give in. The business moves elsewhere, no additional jobs. Sh!tsbury loses again.
No wonder that town lost 185 residents between 2000 and 2010
What's your frigg'n point, Bennville lost 750 residents within the same period... This means that there were 935 residents who had the common sense to leave that shithole, or they DIED.....

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