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Well, at least one of our Selectmen is working

Peter Tesei in disguise (the men's Rolex gives him away)

Third Selectman and EMT guy Drew Marzullo has come up with a cheap (free, actually) way to communicate with emergency services at Tod’s Point, where cellphone coverage can be spotty. Beach goers nervous about their security or health while hiking the park can check out a radio at the ticket booth and return it when they leave. The radios are older analog instruments that the police no longer use so they were just gathering dust, but they still work, and pressing a single button will connect the caller to the police dispatcher. That’s a smart idea – I don’t know if it’s necessary, although Marzullo came up with it in response to concerns expressed by his constituents so someone wanted the ability to summon help, but what makes it especially smart is that it basically costs the town nothing. If it doesn’t work, or there’s no demand, no harm no foul.

But what I think we really need is a way to reach our First Selectman and his tax collector to find out when, if ever, they plan to send out our property tax bills. I realize that Mr. Tesei, who is rumoured by Scusie to be on Nantucket working on his all-over tan at Miacomet’s nude beach, is out of touch (the only place to carry a phone in that state of nature tends to muffle the sound), but couldn’t tax collector Laudonia carry a cellphone in his golf bag?

By the way, where is Greenwich Time on this scandal? I lost my only reader there when Bernie Yudain died but I can’t be the only one squawking about this.


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The skinny dipper from Omaha

Several readers protested when I attributed to Churchill the quote, “It’s only when the tide goes out that you discover who’s been swimming naked”. Warren Buffet said the same thing last September and apparently that was the first time many had heard that pithy bit of wisdom so they assumed that the sage of Omaha had coined it. Not so, but I’m afraid I can’t (quickly) pin it down with exactitude. I Googled it but the data base has been corrupted by Buffet attributions and I don’t have the patience to wade through them looking for the first use. But there are, buried in the Google search results, multiple citations, all well before September 2008, giving credit to Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, George Bernard Shaw to Churchill, and even (one instance) Eldridge Cleaver. 

So there you have it – pays yur money, take your chances. See you at Miacomet on Nantucket or, Retired IB’R, on Gouverneur.


"Damn it, man, pull on your swim trunks!"

"Damn it, man, pull on your swim trunks!"

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