Monthly Archives: November 2007

Cable dodges the Regulatory Bullet

The FCC yesterday refused to accept data from its Republican Chairman Kevin Martin that would have potentially subjected the cable industry to a host of new government regulation. The Commission rejected Chairman Martins findings on the so-called 70-70 rule. Under … Continue reading

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Methuen High School Makes the Cut

This morning at 10:00 a.m. the Massachusetts School Building Authority will announce that 83 school projects have been selected to move to the next stage of evaluation for funding. Methuen High School will be one of the fifty projects selected. … Continue reading

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Swedish Wind

With offshore wind development in the news locally the New York Times has written about the Swedish experience with wind power. The article highlights some positives, but also levels some criticisms. It highlights a new $280 million dollar offshore wind … Continue reading

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Cape Wind Permit Wars

The Boston Globe is reporting that Cape Wind is seeking to consolidate all remaining state and local permit requests under one umbrella while it also seeks to overturn a local permit denial. From todays Globe: Cape Wind Associates launched an … Continue reading

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Free Trade Doubts

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted the increasing anxiety the free trade agenda is causing, even in areas that have been considered to be “free trade winners”. The focus of the article was the state of Iowa, where agricultural … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Please have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Good luck to the Rangers today as they face off against Dracut.

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Water Politics

With the delivery of the new water bills I have received many calls due to the increase in rates. The process of determining a rate has been mired in political mud, and the resulting methodology employed by the City Council … Continue reading

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Dimasi Bill creates wind storm

The energy bill being pushed by House Speaker Sal Dimasi has passed the House, but an amendment that passed and is now part of the bill is creating some angst amongst environmentalists. The amendment would make wind farms a by … Continue reading

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Santa Arrives In Methuen

Santa arrives in Methuen today, as Methuen’s Santa Parade takes place at 1:00 starting on Pelham Street. The parade route starts at Pelham Street Park and Ride and heads onto Lowell Street to Hampshire Street and onto Broadway, then heads … Continue reading

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The Ever Shrinking Dollar

With oil approaching $100 a barrell and gold prices surging past the $800 mark it is time to look at some of the underlying problems of the economy and start wondering if the incessant doomsayers have not been right all … Continue reading

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