Just want you to know Ira, the reason I go to RadioShack is because I know next to nothing about electronics but your employees do. They, with their knowledge have saved me many times all without making me look like an idiot. So a BIG thank you to your employees. I will also take the time to give a shout out to the Athol store as they too have bailed me out more than once. Very Happy you will not be closing. ...(full comment)
One correction....I'm surprised that Theresa (Robert) Russell of Maine didn't correct her name by removing the "s" on Robert. If her mother were alive today, she'd have made sure that was corrected! ...(full comment)
A wonderful book from a very talented local author.
Emotional Transition is filled with heart warming stories which are further enhanced by very moving, thought provoking poetry.
I look forward to future publishing. ...(full comment)
I support the nurses, anyone who has had to stand on their feet doing any job can attest to the fact that it is both strenuous and tiring, fair compensation for the extra hours would be to be paid overtime after 8 hours. I am wondering if this overtime is mandatory or voluntary, either way these nurses are working extra hours to ensure the safety and well being of their patients. If this were case of all nurses working 40 hours a week there would not be any argument about overtime after 40 hours as it would come out to be the same, so I am assuming this has to do with part time nurses wages. I applaud your efforts! ...(full comment)
The agreement between Vermont and Entergy, if approved by the Public Service Board, will result in decommissioning as soon as possible.
The last fuel used in the reactor must stay in the Fuel Pool for five years to "cool" (really generate heat at a lower rate). Then it can be moved out of the reactor building to Dry Casks. Then the building can be torn down. ...(full comment)
It's a shame that these people were hurt in this accident. But if they were adhering to the rules and not trespassing it would never had happened. Mass state law states that in order to snowmobile legally you must be part of a legal club or have hand written permission to ride on the land from the property owner. Fisheries and wildlife donot give out permission for this so technically they are trespassing. State law also states no riding before there is 4" of hard pack snow on the ground . The only reason for this message is so people can get educated to hopefully prevent another accident like this one . ...(full comment)
Once again I see the liberals are on a campaign and are as always ignoring the facts that are relevant. The biggest and most absurd war cry about eCigs is and has been “We don’t know what’s in them” which in this day and age literally means your too darn lazy or ignorant to get on the internet and look to see what’s in them. DUH!!
People looking to take action based on ignorance or fear before making a realistic effort to seek out and find what facts are available have no place holding any position that gives them a platform to speak, much less change laws.
Granted, there have no been enough studies done, but there have been some unbiased studies both here and in other countries that seem to indicate eCigs are not as harmful to the user as tobacco, and it’s also shown there is a minimal risk (if any) in second hand vapor. Yes more unbiased studies need to be done, no one can argue that, and some regulation may be in order as to age limits.
Also, no where that I have been able to find is pushing this on kids. Most vapor shops won’t even sell to minors. Sure it may have some lure to it, and some kids may try it. They also try mixing up what’s under your kitchen sink, prescription drugs, and now are even crushing and snorting Smarties candies. Kids don’t need protection, they need parents!!
All I’m saying is be diligent and do your homework before you condemn something. All those classic war cries like "we don't know" or Protect the children" are pathetic attempts to demonize what has helped, and continues to help tens of thousands.
What is wrong with these people? The longer it is in SAFSTOR, the longer the community keeps these jobs in the area, the less radiation exposure to the workers doing the work. The recent cold spell has shown that Vermont Yankee is vital to the New England power grid, yet instead of asking Entergy to reconsider keeping Vermont Yankee open continuing to provide the clean, safe, electrical power it has for 40 years they want to speed up the decommissioning? This seems to be a prime example of the poor level of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills exhibited by politicians. ...(full comment)
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