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    Monday
    Oct242011

    School Board Meeting

    Don't forget the Mascoma Board meeting this Thursday, October 27. Sandi Pierson tells us that the meeting starts at 6 at the Orange Town House.  The non-public session is ninth on the agenda--not 5:30 as we previously reported.  (The agenda is posted on the bulletin board outside the Town House.)

    Friday
    Oct142011

    Sorry About the Trash

    We screwed up. Our apologies to those who saw there was no trash pickup on the calendar. Turns out there was. We'll try to communicate better with the Town on pickups in the future.

    Friday
    Oct142011

    Recycling Report

    According to the latest figures, Orange residents recycled 11.84 tons of trash between May 6--when Zero Sort recycling began--through September 23.  That's a huge savings in landfill space, and a sigificant savings to us taxpayers.

    Friday
    Oct142011

    WaveComm on Cardigan

    People have been asking what the equipment installed recently on the Cardigan summit by broadband provider WaveComm looks like.  We popped up and took this picture.  (The Wavecomm equipment is the white stuff on the upper left of the tower.) Not very awesome--which is a good thing in our book. 

    Recently, we (Dorothy and Jay Heinrichs) have installed Fairpoint DSL in the house, and pointed a new antenna to WaveComm's Cardigan dish.  By paying a larger fee, we were able to get Wavecomm speeds up to double the DSL speeds--which themselves are pretty good.

    Not sure how the equipment will hold up in the winter, but WaveComm did OK with its Ascutney summit equipment last year.  Jay has offered to hike up and fix anything that a moron could fix.

    With Fairpoint, WaveComm, and Wildblue on the scene, Orange is starting to look connected.  Right now, you need to be able to see the summit from your place to access the new WaveComm installation.  But the company says it plans to install repeaters in the future to serve people who can't see the summit.  Call (603) 298-9000 and ask.

    (We don't have any relationship with WaveComm or the other providers except as customers.)

    Friday
    Oct142011

    Changes in Meeting Dates

    The Select Board will hold its second monthly meeting on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m.

    The Mascoma School Board plans to meet at the Town House on Tuesday, October 25.  A non-public session starts at 5:30, with the public session beginning at 6:00.

    We've marked the changes on the calendar.  If you have Google Calendar (it's easy for anyone with gmail to set up!), just follow the instructions on the Calendar page to have the Orange calendar appear on your own whenever you want.