Friday, January 30, 2015

Measles (or worse) for your child?

An outbreak of measles in California has now spread to several other states and the number of infected people will soon pass 100 if it has not already.  Reporting on the outbreak has largely focused on Disneyland as a common site of infection rather than more important substantive issues.

Proactive engagement and action by parents and grandparents of school age children is needed to ensure that children are protected from highly contagious and potentially deadly diseases.   Immunizing your own child is not enough.  Relying on government and school officials is not enough.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Cape needs Universal Utility Plan

National Grid’s action in December, 2014 to disallow any new gas service hook ups on parts of Cape Cod due to gas main limitations is a symptom of a broader problem – the lack of comprehensive utility and infrastructure planning on Cape Cod.   Regional Universal Utility Planning should be established as a major goal of the Cape Cod Regional Policy Plan.

Robert Kennedy said, “Some men see things as they are and say why.  I dream things that never were and say why not?”  Take a moment to dream of a day 20 years in the future.  In that dream there is a Universal Utility Plan in place that has finished its first major goal: