There's Only One Place in the Country This Could Happen. That would be White River Junction. The place is crawling... okay, it's all relative, but still... with veterans and cartoonists. But do they ever meet? They're about to. On Wednesday evening at the VA Medical Center, cartoonists from the Center for Cartoon Studies will be on hand to teach cartooning and help veterans tell their stories with pen and ink. "I believe vets and cartoonists will find inspiration in one another," CCS co-founder James Sturm says. Wouldn't it be cool to be on hand to find out if he's right?
It's Town Meeting Season, So... Things must be heating up on the lists. In Hartford, there's an ongoing discussion about local control of the schools. It was kicked off by Scott Johnson yesterday, who calls local control of the schools "a mirage" thanks to the Hartford School Board's adoption of a governance model seven years ago that ties its hands. If you're signed in to dailyUV.com, you can follow the discussion here; just click "Most Recent" to see the results most easily. Meanwhile, Norwich is gearing up for its decision on the $3.3 million bond vote on public safety and highway department facilities. This will stun you, I'm sure, but there seems to be some argument about it on the list. As with Hartford, click on "Most Recent" once you're there.
Helping the Howards. You may have seen this story in the Valley News on Sunday about the horrific fire that sent former Thetford Town Clerk Roberta Howard to the hospital in Boston. There's now a Howard Fund at the Wells River Savings Bank to help her and her husband, Richard -- both are in their 80s. Current Town Clerk Tracy Borst has posted to the Thetford List with details on how to help.