Upper Merion’s Mike Napolitan: No More Surprises

Gentle Readers, there is an old saying, "We get the government we deserve." In Upper Providence, and elsewhere, anti-Trump sentiment propelled many unqualified people into office. While that's not the end of the world, since most people who initially run for office have no idea what they are in for, many of those elected officials …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes 11/19/18  Episode 19:  The Great Pretension

Gentle Readers, I feel I’ve been quite consistent in my contempt for John Pearson’s opening free form remarks, and have never waivered in my assertion that this practice is nothing more than an ego indulgence. Rest assured, the November 19th meeting will not change that opinion at all; however, it does mark a new low …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes 10/15/18 Episode 17: The Burning Ring of Fire

The October 15 meeting was truly noteworthy for several reasons. Pearson is jittery and nervous throughout the entire meeting, having trouble following the agenda, fumbling papers, losing his place. The reasons for this will soon become apparent. Calci is not present for this meeting. I don’t want to belabor the opening of this post with …

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UPT Board Meeting Notes 10/1/18 Episode 16: Hodge Podge Dodge

The October 1 Board of Supervisors meeting was held at the Oaks Firehouse. Again. I am not sure if this is a quasi-permanent change in venue until the new meeting hall is opened or why this change of venue was dictated by the Board. Recall that the Board was previously meeting at the Rec Center, …

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