The Day After: Lots of sweeping up on the Vermont side of the river in the wake of yesterday's elections. What does small-town politics look like? Here are samples from the three VT towns whose listserv discussions we highlighted on Monday.
In Hartford, both the town and the school budget went down. If you're a Valley News subscriber, here's their rundown on what happened. If you subscribe to dailyUV (which, ahem, won't cost you anything), here's F.X. Flinn's rundown for the Hartford listserv on what happens next.
Norwich, meanwhile, voted down its police/fire/public works renovation bond by a 71-vote margin--out of more than 1,000 votes cast. VPR's story is here, no signup required.
Strafford had no fireworks -- great lunch, good and productive discussion... But this thoughtful post to today's Strafford list helps you realize that things can always stand improving.
You Didn't Know? It's Will Eisner Week around the country. There are events from Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Portland, Oregon to... why, look! it's White River Junction, Vermont! Eisner, as I'm sure you know, was the "Golden Age of Comics" artist who drew the noir crime-fighting comic, The Spirit. A lot of people consider him the father of the graphic novel. The Schulz Library at WRJ's Center for Cartoon Studies has mounted a display by the front desk, but if you can't make it over there, this blog post is like a walking tour through Eisner's artistry and creative process.