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  1. Thread: new selectman?

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    I nominate Mark Hays!

    I nominate Mark Hays!
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    We have Direct Energy Solar as well. We are very...

    We have Direct Energy Solar as well. We are very happy with them and the panels have been great. One word of warning....Avalanche. Snow accumulates on the panels and then comes off all at once.
    ...
  3. While the reporting is particularly skewed it was...

    While the reporting is particularly skewed it was also covered here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/waylandvotersnetwork/conversations/messages/824
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    Classic WVN Reporting

    Dear Wayland Voter,

    Wayland voters favored the Republican team of Baker and Polito for governor and lieutenant governor over Coakley-Kerrigan in Tuesday’s election, 2877-2798. But in Wayland...
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    Too Funny

    It is always funny when parody copies real life. It reminds me of that website where you can not tell who owns it or contributes to it....
  6. Thread: Really?

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    Really?

    The concussion issue is a real issue and a concern for all parents. The recent piece in the WVN newsletter is shameful. The study of the long term implications of a concussion and repeated...
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    It is possible that we have more violations than...

    It is possible that we have more violations than peer towns because we have citizens who love to file complaints. It would be telling to see the same chart john so nicely posted updated with number...
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    Some interesting ideas and great comments

    http://news.yahoo.com/the-time-has-come-to-make-you-vote-090339596.html
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    John, That is almost as funny as your...

    John,

    That is almost as funny as your signature tag line.
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    Alan, Does your shoulder hurt?

    Alan,

    Does your shoulder hurt?
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    Not to mention his lovely wife Susan. I am not...

    Not to mention his lovely wife Susan.

    I am not sure why he chose this strange comparison but he must be as unfamiliar with the actual tax situation and cause in Wayland as he is with the $5 burger...
  12. - This is a direct quote (6th one from the top)...

    - This is a direct quote (6th one from the top) from John Flaherty's post under his topic "Understanding what REALLY happened & why re: termination of the Town Administrator"

    How ironic that you...
  13. John - Your silence is so telling! Plenty of...

    John - Your silence is so telling! Plenty of time to stir other pots but no response to direct questions.
  14. Poll: I live on route 126 in North Wayland and in...

    I live on route 126 in North Wayland and in general the service is good with Verizon at my home. I sometimes drop calls on Claypit Hill Rd and in Weston on Newton Road near PineBrook Country Club.
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    The executive session minutes that were available...

    The executive session minutes that were available on the Wayland Patch page for a few minutes seem to have disappeared. None of the other sources for this type of info seem to have saved and posted...
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    John, That is so weird. My exchange with Ed...

    John,

    That is so weird. My exchange with Ed was from September 23. Your link is to a meeting on October 2. My email with Ed was about a selectman meeting on the 16 of September. If you got my...
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    I am glad you found it interesting. I think...

    I am glad you found it interesting. I think though you might have missed my point. To simplify it for you here it is:
    "I know it is not typical of the BOS to
    respond to public comment. That is...
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    While I would never characterize Mr. Collins like...

    While I would never characterize Mr. Collins like you do, I did watch that meeting and perhaps like Mr. Collins, I dozed off or was not paying attention, but I did not hear him address the issue at...
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    I sent the following reply to Mr. Collins and...

    I sent the following reply to Mr. Collins and have not yet heard back....

    Ed,

    I do not know either Mr. Hill or Mr. Smith but I will endeavor to get
    your response to them.

    I think you...
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    Carl, Here are some more details. ...

    Carl,

    Here are some more details. http://waylandenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/OML-Complaint-2-2013-09-18.pdf

    Please see page 15 and 16 of the PDF for specifics.

    Ben
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    My email to Ed was a result of the last...

    My email to Ed was a result of the last selectmen's meeting, September 16, 2013. You can see the relevant section of the meeting here:...
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    Ed Collins asked me to share this

    He asked me to get a copy of this to Mr. Smith and Mr. Hill. I do not know either of these gentlemen so I thought they might see it if I posted it here:

    Ben:

    Thank you for your suggestion.
    ...
  23. Thread: Lawyering up

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    The above statement is a personal comment and...

    The above statement is a personal comment and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Audit Committee.
  24. Thread: Lawyering up

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    I was shocked to learn that our board of...

    I was shocked to learn that our board of selectman, actually the popularly named BO3, have decided to retain special counsel (that sounds expensive) because of this bumbled motion by Boschetto. ...
  25. John - in the recent school committee meeting you...

    John - in the recent school committee meeting you asked Jim Powers, the senior partner in the audit firm that was retained to perform a defined procedure review of specific school accounts, to look...
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    What?

    Jeff you have a bias? I am shocked, stunned. What does this say about all of your other posts? I am speechless.
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    I was questioned about this post this evening by...

    I was questioned about this post this evening by Ed Collins. Ed took this post out of context to try and repudiate my comments. I tried to clarify my response. I would like to point out a lack of...
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    Whoa, big fella. I am sorry if I struck a nerve;...

    Whoa, big fella. I am sorry if I struck a nerve; based on your posts I thought this was a two way street, my error. Sorry for the offense you have taken because your comments really did not bother...
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    I am not familiar with the term micmicking and if...

    I am not familiar with the term micmicking and if it has anything to do with a racial slur I certainly would not have intended that.

    As far as the high level of discourse you refer too I am...
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    Funny, I would have expected you to understand...

    Funny, I would have expected you to understand and agree that our current tax rate is not a sustainable one because it has used excess cash to fund current services. That means that it is...
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    Warren's claim of Native American heritage is...

    Warren's claim of Native American heritage is about as accurate as claiming that returning excess cash is an example of sustainable financial solutions.

    There now the topics are related.
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    John - I do not understand what you mean by...

    John - I do not understand what you mean by sustainable financial solutions. I would appreciate it if you could explain what you mean by that or maybe just give me a few examples. Thanks
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    Tony how do you know that an elected FinCom will...

    Tony how do you know that an elected FinCom will improve financial oversight? It certainly appears from the few communities that follow this method that their oversight is certainly not better than...
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    Data = a tomato is a fruit Information = a...

    Data = a tomato is a fruit
    Information = a tomato does not go in a fruit salad
    Wisdom = if your mother-in-law serves you a fruit salad with a tomato in it you should eat it
  35. Sorry I am sure I used the wrong words. I meant...

    Sorry I am sure I used the wrong words. I meant that a first year teacher makes approximately 20% less than a teacher with 5 years experience. So as DSchuler points out the savings are compounded...
  36. The above analysis is quite interesting. It...

    The above analysis is quite interesting. It represents a thoughtful look at the average teacher salary number and suggests a reasonable explanation for why average salary has moved around so much. ...
  37. We should all congratulate Jeff on the...

    We should all congratulate Jeff on the accomplishment of 1,000 posts. He is the most prolific poster here and the first to hit this milestone! Congrats!
  38. Jeff, I am sorry to tell you that your...

    Jeff,

    I am sorry to tell you that your calculator has been built with inaccurate data. Prior to the tax change there was no sales tax charged on alcohol because it was already subject to an...
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    Just Wondering

    John,

    You have posted multiple times on waylandtransparency.com and here that others are involved in the site. I asked a while ago for the sake of transparency who the others were. Will you...
  40. John, Again sorry to offend you. I am...

    John,

    Again sorry to offend you. I am surprised that you used that word knowing what it meant even if Steve introduced it to this thread. That being said I was intending to point out the irony...
  41. John, Sorry to disagree but I did not intend...

    John,

    Sorry to disagree but I did not intend to insult you. I just thought your use of the word was ironic based on the context of this recent discussion.
    If you find it insulting, my...
  42. Nice word John. Perseverated: To manifest or...

    Nice word John.

    Perseverated: To manifest or experience perseveration.
    Perseveration: Uncontrollable repetition of a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the...
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    You are Welcome! Not what I meant but...

    You are Welcome!

    Not what I meant but interesting response.

    who are the others and why do you not credit them in the interest of transparency?

    Actually not what I said and hard to...
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    John, I am not sure that the status of the...

    John,

    I am not sure that the status of the School Committee website updates is particularily relevant to why your site is not kept current. Based on your obvious displeasure with the way the...
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    Can anyone explain why the...

    Can anyone explain why the http://www.waylandtransparency.com/index.php website is not kept up to date and why misinformation is posted on this site? If it is supposed to be transparent shouldn't it...
  46. Interesting Article: ...

    Interesting Article:

    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2010/06/20/inside_the_mind_of_the_anonymous_online_poster/
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    Alan, As I stated above this boat has sailed. ...

    Alan,

    As I stated above this boat has sailed. To answer your question it is what he posted not my understanding. You can make up a number of different scenarios and even get the OCPF to agree...
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    No blank ballots turned in for Precint 3

    Steve,

    I feel kind of like this boat has sailed as is evidenced by Jeff B's absence but since you asked....Jeff said he went to the polls and abstained on this question in the Nov 17 election...
  49. Thread: Sos

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    emphasis added

    emphasis added
  50. Thread: Sos

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    Alan, Sorry that you do not understand how...

    Alan,

    Sorry that you do not understand how easy it is to generate a specially targeted list of email addresses. They are readily available on the open market. Your prejudices are very obvious to...
  51. Thread: Sos

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    Alan, Have you even looked at what it costs to...

    Alan,

    Have you even looked at what it costs to buy an email list? 100,000 addresses for $137 is the going rate. Google it. Sorry you have such an axe to grind with SOS but it does not make...
  52. Thread: Sos

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    But But... One could easily collect email...

    But But...

    One could easily collect email addresses from all of the town oriented emails and then just use their address book and that would cost them nothing, not even $15.

    By the way there...
  53. Thread: Sos

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    Value of a mailing list

    This discussion seems to have lost some steam and since I emerged relatively unscathed from my last post I thought I would add another thought.

    Earlier in this thread of messages Alan suggested...
  54. Thread: Sos

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    The concept that this is an SOS friendly board is...

    The concept that this is an SOS friendly board is laughable at this point in time. Anyone who seems to post anything remotely supportive of SOS is immediately bashed by the most vocal on this board....
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    Nancy, there is no reasonable rationale. I'll...

    Nancy, there is no reasonable rationale. I'll give Jeff the courtesy of a little while to answer your question himrself. However, if by tomorrow he has decided not to do so, happy to log on again and...
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    I have only seen the emails from 2004. John...

    I have only seen the emails from 2004. John would you please post the data you have from 2006? Thanks.
  57. Poll: Someone who drives a truck with over 200,000...

    Someone who drives a truck with over 200,000 miles on it has done something quite significant for the environment. Not getting rid of a perfectly functioning truck prevents the consumption of...
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    Thanks

    Kim,

    Thanks for the information.
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    What Happened to Benson's

    Does anyone know why Benson's is closed?
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    Don, The "new" recreation director was the...

    Don,

    The "new" recreation director was the position that was left when the DPW was created and Parks were seperated from Recreation and placed into the DPW. This position was not created but had...
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    Beyond Beans is a coffee/bakery shop located in...

    Beyond Beans is a coffee/bakery shop located in the back of JJ McKays.
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    We already own electronic voting devices

    The Wayland Public School Foundation has purchased a number of Quizdom systems over the past few years. These devices are used in a class room setting where a teacher posts a multiple choice...
  63. Why Anonymous?

    If someone felt strongly enough to generate and print this flier let alone put it on people's mailboxes on Sunday morning why do so anonymously? It really damages the credibility of the flier (if...
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    Alan, So your fear is to post a theory or...

    Alan,

    So your fear is to post a theory or hypothesis that may be wrong? Even if you collect data (step 2) that supports your theory or hypothesis it could still turn out to be wrong. Why not...
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    Sorry if this is a duplicate.... Alan, I am...

    Sorry if this is a duplicate....

    Alan,

    I am wondering if you have a theory or hypothesis for the difference in MCAS scores between HH and CH. From your post it seems like you do and I (as well...
  66. After all the Hub Bub

    About the SOS meeting I would have thought many folks would have had topics of interest. Anyone, anyone, anyone (channel Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
  67. Topics for the State Of Wayland Meeting in November

    The selectmen were discussing the upcoming state of Wayland meeting and were trying to decide upon topics. I thought this might be a good forum to collect the community's thoughts for the selectmen....
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    All other things being equal

    Let them know that in my example I felt like all other things are relatively equal.
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    I may be playing on Clay but I think you are on Grass.

    Actually it is about getting out the vote please check Post #12 item #2 in this thread. Your comment about Ballot or Action Committees is off point so it remains my point. Unless you are saying...
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    Game Set Match

    I think the comment was about getting the vote out and WVN was definitely supporting that. (My Point) That being said it would be hard to read a WVN newsletter that reviews the candidates and not...
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    Volley

    I do not know why this is a relevant comment. I believe the point is that all of these groups were trying to get the vote out and in spite of that we still only and 38+% voting.



    I guess it...
  72. Your identified cause is possibly part of the...

    Your identified cause is possibly part of the problem. It is certainly annecdotal.

    I have spoken to a number of realtors and people in town. They all identify the schools as the main reason for...
  73. Alan, In your lengthy debate with the Warren...

    Alan,

    In your lengthy debate with the Warren Group analyst did you ever get into the underlying cause of his perceived decline. Was his analysis on the sales price data or did he give a cause for...
  74. How does the assessed value compare

    Mary,

    The town will frequently adjust assessed value with new information like a recent sale. How did your purchase price compare to the then current assessed value? If your purchase price was...
  75. Sample Size

    Gary,

    You have clearly put a great deal of thought and knowledge into your analysis. Thanks for setting such a standard. I can not actually contribute at that level.

    That being said I do...
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    As a Boy's swim team parent I feel like I must...

    As a Boy's swim team parent I feel like I must respond. We do work to advocate for things like a new pool in town but it is a facility that will be available to the entire town not just the swim...
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    Is this real

    Did Alan really write this? Why is this not on his site?
  78. Let Me Know

    What you hear.
  79. Yes to Signed posts

    I will be the first to admit that I enjoy the posts on the Town Crier website and it is largely as a result of the folks who post under anonymous handles. The entertainment value of that site for me...
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    Messageboard under Town Crier Article

    The editor of the Crier seems to have shut down the message board under the article on the SOS website. Does anyone know why?
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    Disturbing Information

    It has recently been made broadly public that Jeff Baron is responsible for the website www.soswayland.com.

    I am surprised that a candidate for office would do something like this. I invite Jeff...
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    Agree

    I know very little about Paul Grasso or Jeff Baron.

    I have had some back and forth with Paul in the past but it did very little to enlighten me to his educational priorities. The candidate...
  83. Worst Kind of Lies

    Not quite statistics but you get my point.

    I have been away from the message boards for awhile because of my kids sports schedules but I recently had a chance to read through all of the posts I...
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    Don't be too sure

    Jeff,

    That is the same thing they told me when I brought the issue to their attention. They also indicated that they could not be sure the email address they had was not a "mickey mouse" address....
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    are you serious?

    are you serious?
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    Thanks for the insight on how you judge. I am...

    Thanks for the insight on how you judge. I am sorry if I was confused about your comments. It might have been this that threw me off.
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    At great risk of incurring another of the famous...

    At great risk of incurring another of the famous Jeff Baron's now famous rants I must ask that Jeff not assume he knows my line of thinking. We all know what happens when you assume. I would also...
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    I did not realize the facts would be so...

    I did not realize the facts would be so disturbing to you. Kim posted a question about What NGCC was and wondered why it was so inexpensive. I merely posted the facts I got off of their website and...
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    NGCC stands for Next Generation Children's...

    NGCC stands for Next Generation Children's Center. It is a privately operated non-sectarian child care facility for infants through Kindergarten. The teachers are required to have Early Education...
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    Dangers of Anonymous Identities

    My identity was recently stolen by someone on the Town Crier website. They registered my name and made at least one post that I view as incredibly defamatory. I am pursuing all possible forms of...
  91. Alan

    Your post on the private wickedlocal website was quite interesting but you have chosen not to respond to HappyClay. Why not?
  92. At least he has his priorities right

    Not!

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/07/marzilli_charge.html
  93. Thread: Cheap Gas

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    Wait

    Alan,

    I think all of the data is or will be available and any calculations before it is available is premature. I think the risk when you assume is that you make an ... you know the quote.

    A...
  94. Thread: Cheap Gas

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    all kidding aside

    I do not have any of the data that would be required to do the calculation and some of the data (as I previously stated) is not even available.
  95. Thread: Cheap Gas

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    Thanks for agreeing

    I would prefer to let you use my formula so I can point out the errors when you do it. :)

    By the way, if you modify your formula as I described (getting the gallons of fuel used) and use my...
  96. Thread: Cheap Gas

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    Well let me try

    to decipher your formula first.

    you said "Cost of Fuel for Loker Reconfig = Number of Busses used *2 (twice a day) * 15mpg(diesel) * Average Miles/Trip * Number of Trip Days * $4.95/GalDiesel"
    ...
  97. Thread: Cheap Gas

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    Formula Wrong

    Alan,

    I respectfully suggest you check your formula. It is so wrong that one could accuse you of intentionally misleading the reader.
  98. It sounds like you agree with Kim, John. Every...

    It sounds like you agree with Kim, John. Every similar example is one loaded with deception and one that I would bet every American agrees with. Using a misleading name, while a common marketing...
  99. Really,

    Is that the issue. Well thanks for clarifying. Because the links to the Public School Foundation, The High School Building Committee and the Alumni page appear to do the same thing. Not to mention...
  100. What about the links to

    The myriad religious websites, commercial websites and personal websites that you can find on the town and public school websites. If those are OK why is it that the school committees website is...
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