Boston Beer Co. says NO to Freetown
It was disappointing to learn that the Boston Beer Co. would not be building a new brewery in Freetown and instead was moving to purchase an existing brewery in Pennsylvania.
The proposed brewery would have brought needed jobs to the area and would have triggered some needed development. The brewery would have would have purchased water from Fall River which would have helped keep this city keep water rates affordable for residents.
In the end it came down to Boston Beer being able to purchase a much larger brewery in Pennsylvania for almost 1/4 the costs of building one in here in Massachusetts.
The thought of a brewery in our backyard conjured thoughts of when Fall River had its own brewery and residence could chase away the heat with a Boh beer.
I really don't know what to say except outstanding! I had a chance to catch him at Fall River Celebrates America and I have to say he was the highlight of the whole festival. If your not a blues fan, and I really can't say that I am, listing to Duke could convert you.
STILL NO DEBATES
The Preliminary election is less than a month away and the lack of debates and information is pretty troubling. If you haven't made your choice or if you want to educate yourself about the candidates look for some of the candidates on local access cable (channel 95). So far there is the one and only forum and several mini debates on the Gus Suneson Hour. Also try Google video and search for the candidates by searching for their name, use quotation marks for best results some stuff is out there.
Every city has it's issues with graffiti but I found an article in the Herald News pretty interesting. It talked about a converted warehouse in Queens, New York where painting graffiti is legal. It's an intriguing concept and considering the number of unused mill buildings we have maybe worth looking into.