- Ideas and Observations -
Welcome to the Harmony Neighborhood Association
"You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note."
- Doug Floyd
Poem to the Editor:
I think that I shall never see,
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (In Harmony)
Terry Martin sent in a link to a US Dept of Justice definition of community policing. He has also started a discussion on iBrattleboro on the topic. Terry has a website with an incredible amount of content relating to his career as a Vermont State Trooper. Check out Terry's website!
A Place For Music
Something I've always wanted to see -Ezra D.
Come spring, I would like to do that day lily thing that
was brought up, and i think planters here and there with flowers are
good. Right now next to the new deli all summer, that wasn't planted
and if Frankie didn't care we could help with his little wall.
Another thought as i walked the lot this afternoon, you will see the area near the beauty shop and across from sun dried tomatoes. Some zucchini grew wild there this summer. I got 2 very large ones. But maybe we could plant some crop plants in some areas. zucchini, pumpkin. Behind that area as you go into Moles Eye, it is bare, we could plant some tomatoes for anyone to have. I think it is Johnathon's property.
We've posted flyers for the website
Krista put up some funky and user-friendly butt cans. This is exactly
what we need, community involvement. If we have these conspicuously
placed around the lot, it will make it easy for people to use them.
There will always be people who will probably never use trash cans or
butt cans, but if we make it easier for everyone, the problem will
become much more manageable. Shouldn't we have more!
BTW: I found a Sony Memory Stick in the lot. Let me know if you lost it. ~Bob
Create a sense of Place
selectboard and acting police chief seem to just say what we cannot do.
we cannot control loitering, large crowds of people, cant enforce
curfew law cuz they are homeless teens (ALL OF THEM?!!!) drug dealing
(we are not big enough for the drug task force) we only have 3 officers
per shift, no one wants to hire on as policeman, "this is just a little
piece of land" the acting chief said that twice or something to that
effect. We cant have the Sheriffs or State Police help, because of
difference in way of policing. Well, if we are this much trouble, maybe
we need some different policing methods. at least temporarily. Dont get
me wrong. i feel that since we started the police are doing a very good
job. I tried really hard to think of one thing that both policing
meetings may have said that can, might or will work. I dont remember
any. but i am older and i know i dont remember everything. I want to be
part of Can Do committees, not WE CAN'T. Also i am not a political
person, nor as educated. i feel a bit intimated to speak at them. I
feel like with the activities, sit outs, beautification, Neighborhood
watch program, and dialogue with youth, I CAN DO. All of these things
that they say we can't do are the beginning of a "bad neighborhood."
Now that i have said all that i feel like i will come to both meetings
next week, thank you for asking. -D
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