Archive | January 19, 2015

Town Of Alton, N.H. Does Not Celebrate Martin Luther King Day? Official.

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Well it is NOT just the Alton dump. Alton, N.H. Town Hall is open for business.

Yes, I called. I spoke. It is classed as a ‘Floater Holiday’.

Decision, per the Town Administrator, to stay open during Martin Luther King Day was “made in the 1990s”! He even told me that it used to be called “Civil Liberties Day”.

I pointed out that in 2004 New Hampshire became the last State to recognize the holiday. He did not have a response to that.

So this issue has not been looked at in over 20 decades.

He also admitted that the only place that ‘he knows’ where there is a list of the holidays observed by Alton Town is in the Employees Handbook. Very useful for the residents.


Hannaford Supermarkets MUST Stop Wasting Paper. Conserve Paper. Help The Planet. Be A Good Neighbor.

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nopaperhannford1aHannaford Supermarkets, as corporate policy, INSIST on wrapping any meat or fish you buy from the meat or fish counters in butcher’s paper because they think it looks cool.

So here is the discrepancy and irony. All the meat for sale on the shelves and freezers are in plastic wrapped styrofoam trays. They don’t try to wrap them in paper. But, if you go up to the meat counter or the fish counter and buy something from the display case they first put it into a plastic bag, seal it and then immediately start wrapping it in paper — unless you are quick enough to stop them. I always INSIST “NO PAPER — I am British”. << That is a joke that many of you will not get. Sorry. >>

Sometimes they tell me that they do so because the ‘girls’ at the checkout complain … I retort, ‘Tough. They have their spray cleaners, they can clean the belt with that if it so grosses them out …’.

Had this same conversation on Friday with a ‘butcher’ at Alton Hannaford after I bought some of their absolutely sumptuous feta and spinach stuffed sausages. They put the links in a plastic bag and sealed the top, very tightly, with tape (from a dispensing machine). Then they were going to wrap the sausage. Yes, I do appreciate that that is the pukha way to do it. Yes, we have all seen the WW II era movies. But there is no need. So when I was bemoaning this waste the manager of the meat section saunters over. They all know me. I practically live at Hannaford’s. He agreed with me. He said that there was no hygienic or sanitary reasons for the butcher’s paper. Just corporate policy because it looks nice and posh!

This is crazy. This is wanton squandering of natural resources for NOTHING. Plus, as we all know, we must be paying for that paper — plus it increases the weight! There is no need for this corporate recklessness and greed.

Hannaford, grow up, stop WASTING paper.

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Why Is The Alton, N.H. Town Dump Open On Martin Luther King Day?

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Happened to hear, from somebody who works at the Dump, that they will be open, usual Monday hours, on Martin Luther King Day, January, 19, 2015.

Somehow that seems wrong.

I can’t find anything about Martin Luther King day closings on the Alton Town Website. Actually until tonight never realized how pitiful, archaic and uninformative it was. Nothing on the ‘Town Calendar‘ for January 19. I guess nobody cares.

Yes, we all know that New Hampshire was the last state to adopt Martin Luther King Day as a holiday. I still remember when we had school in N.H. on Martin Luther King Day.

I checked the Websites of some other N.H. towns — all of which were much more modern, slick and information packed, for example Gilford. All the ones I looked at said that the Town Hall was closed on Martin Luther King Day. Good for them.

Well Alton prides itself on its deep conservative values. So I guess snubbing MLK Day, again, is just a part of that rich tradition.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. Use link, in text, above to access the Gilford Website. Note that the calendar clearly states MLK. Now check the Alton Website. Nothing, NADA, against Monday, January 19, 2015. I hang my head in shame on behalf of the Town and as a taxpayer.


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