Seacoast Family Promise Fall Fundraiser

2015 Fall Fundraiser Tickets
Celebrating 12 years of guiding families home
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:30pm-8:30pm
The Exeter Inn and Epoch Restaurant
90 Front Street, Exeter, New Hampshire
Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
Donation $60 person, two for $100

Buy your ducats here.

http://www.sfpnh.org/fallfundraiser/

The Big Dig Meeting Update

The second public information meeting to discuss the upcoming utility project on Lincoln, Front, Winter, and Main Streets will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Nowak Room (Town Office) . We will be discussing the schedule and traffic control for the project, followed by a question and answer period. A representative from Joseph P. Cardillo & Son will be there to answer questions also. The meeting will also be on Channel 22 and online at http://www.townhallstreams.com/locations/exeter-new-hampshire for those that can’t attend.

Have a great weekend,
Jen

Jennifer Mates, P.E.
Assistant Town Engineer
Public Works Department
13 Newfields Road
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 418-6431
jmates@exeternh.gov

Wednesday morning

The geese are back in numbers. My pillow is maybe 75 feet from the shore of Clemson Pond.

So I drift  off at night with honking and awake to the same. The geese communicate all night long.

One more month here.

I will miss the geese and frogs, and the constant burbling sounds of Clemson Pond. It is a sewage detention pond and it releases gas that forms bubbles on the surface algae mat. These pop and the  sound is audible, from my living room. Last evening we took a stroll. The Clemson Pond half mile and over to the Swasey.

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The Squamscott River smelled like cod liver oil.

Jon Ring who I spoke with on the walk agreed.

I have the taste and odor of cod liver oil in my brain, it was seared there long ago.

Jon said that he had been by the head of tide pool at dead low tide and had noticed a sheen on the exposed rocks.

The odor dissipated once one was past the Swasey Pavilion.

There is practically no water at all coming over the Great? Dam.

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2015-09-22 17.58.28 The river walk could be so unique.

Last evening the sunset was pretty good!

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Adam Smith 1776 “Wealth of Nations”

“The difference of natural talents in different men is, in reality, much less than we are aware of; and the very different genius which appears to distinguish men of different professions, when grown up to maturity, is not upon many occasions so much the cause, as the effect of the division of labour. The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom, and education. When they came into the world, and for the first six or eight years of their existence, they were perhaps, very much alike, and neither their parents nor playfellows could perceive any remarkable difference. About that age, or soon after, they come to be employed in very different occupations. The difference of talents comes then to be taken notice of, and widens by degrees, till at last the vanity of the philosopher is willing to acknowledge scarce any resemblance.”

silly season

“Between 1979 and 2013, productivity grew 64.9 percent, while hourly compensation of production and non supervisory workers, who comprise over 80 percent of the private-sector workforce, grew just 8.0 percent. Productivity thus grew eight times faster than typical worker compensation.”

http://www.epi.org/publication/why-americas-workers-need-faster-wage-growth/

I am sure you as I have seen this fact above in the last few weeks, if you are reading. I have heard and seen it brought up many times.

Just an aside, when I heard Mr Bush had visited Mr Prescott’s place of business I was excited! I was away most of last week, and raced up to Winter St on Friday morning to check it out. Maybe such a visitor would be an impetus for change.

No luck, but at least he moved the pallet pile.

Eyesore.

Mr Bush stumbled at a campaign stop  back in July with this statement.

“We have to be a lot more productive … It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families.”

Jeb Bush

The fundamentals are askew really, they are messed up. The Boston Globe has an article currently regarding salaries of college graduates from top area schools. A Pharmacy School leads the list.

I wouldn’t wish a life working short staffed at  Walgreens on anyone.

“Come back in 3 hours, it will be ready then”

The comments section on the Globe salary story shreds the reporter. It seems to me more of this class war, so now even the college grads are being hammered.

PhD’s , plumbers and pharmacist’s manning the barricades together.

15.00 an hour.

Finland has a significant social experiment pending of bestowing a basic income, they have not yet set on a sum.

This new plan would replace their complicated welfare programs.

The new Labour Party head in the UK and our own Bernie Sanders made me remember this fun exchange.

Mike