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David Parsons

That's a nice town hall. It's very plain, but the lines are nice. I'd say "surely that can't cost any more than a plain concrete box", but, yeah, brick is expensive and the nice portico probably added a bit of money to the total.

As monuments go, that's not bad. It must be nice for the people who work there to walk into *that* building every morning.

Samuel

We have a couplet in Tamil (my mother tongue) which goes something like, the favor a kid could to hs father is make people say how fortunate his Dad was to have him. The converse being the favor a Dad could do his son was to show his son the world, or to be correct stand him before the elders.

I know I am screwing this up, but your Dad must be happy man to have such a son.

Lance

Samuel,

Thank you.

David,

The real money went into the new police department offices and facilities (new jail, radio and computer equipment, etc.) and town court which are in the same building. But it looks a bit bigger and more imposing when you're up next to it and that might have made some people in town feel it was too grandiose. It is very nice inside, though, the lobby is gorgeous, very Monticello. Two stories, round, with a balcony with a white railing all around. The supervisor's office is probably a little too nice, though. It's in the center front of the building on the second floor. The portico is also a balcony, and those tall double windows are French doors. The supervisor can walk out on the balcony and wave to the crowds like the Pope, and you can bet people made jokes about that.

The Viscount

Makes me homesick for New York, and for the good old days. I grew up on Long Island, but loved Upstate.

Somehow your story reminds me of Rod Serling. There was a good man with a vision of what America was, what it ought to be, and what it might be if we weren't careful.

I'd love to have a beer with you one day Lance...

Bill Altreuter

Is that Bath?

Jeff Boatright

But I thought we named the dog "Indie".

mds

Well, people must have mellowed on the Town Hall...since it's prominently featured on the front page of the town's website. And the town board is currently 5-0 Democratic again, too! So some people just need a little time to wise up. :-)

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