On Wednesday, the Register-Star did a story about the "cease and desist" manifesto that appeared mysteriously last Saturday, on utility poles up and down Warren Street: "Anonymous letter poster comes forward, seeks change." The article by Arthur Cusano revealed what many had known for a while (that the author of the manifesto was Jacob Plourde) and reported the reactions of the two people to whom the manifesto was addressed: current mayor William Hallenbeck ("So the threats against me continue") and former mayor Rick Scalera ("The only people who can remove me from politics are the voters and me").
And today the Register-Star reports on the creation of Hudson FORWARD, the initiative of the indefatigable Tiffany Martin Hamilton: "School board veep starts citizens action group." The expressed purpose of Hudson FORWARD is to "focus the collective energy and talents of progressive thinkers to drive positive change within our community," and the following specific issues have been identified:
- Thoughtful development of the town's waterfront (the LWRP, which has yet to be ratified at the state level, is not enough).
- The establishment of a local dog park.
- Better/alternative parking facilities for the businesses in town; exploring the idea of eliminating meters altogether to promote business.
- A real plan for the further cleanup and development of the Town Square/7th Street Park.
- Appropriate cleanup/renovation of the park at Promenade Hill.
- Attracting new businesses to Hudson, particularly green ones.
- The exploration of partnering with educational institutions to encourage them to establish a local presence.
- The development of a "green belt" in town that connects Hudson to the Greenport Conservation Area via a boardwalk, as formerly proposed by the Columbia Land Conservancy.
Sounds good to me.
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