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public hearing today 11/5 light rail.

Assuming the lack of potable water from OWASA doesn't cause any cancelation I hope folks will go to Extraordinary Ventures 5PM for the next public hearing on Orange Durham Light Rail project. (And don't forget to vote tomorrow Nov.6)

public hearing today 11/5 light rail.

Assuming the lack of potable water from OWASA doesn't cause any cancelation I hope folks will go to Extraordinary Ventures 5PM for the next public hearing on Orange Durham Light Rail project. (And don't forget to vote tomorrow Nov.6)

Hurricane

Sounds like it is time for new folks to hear old stories of Hurricane Fran (1996) and get ready for Hurricane Florence (2018). (We were 3 blocks from Franklin St without electricity for 6 days with a 6 month old baby. We used a lot of our backpacking gear. The neighbors, student rental, had 4 cars crushed by trees. We escaped any damage except our landlord spent the next 6 months cutting up for fire wood the oak that fell in our back yard.) The latest headline now says "potentially catastrophic category 4!" I'll put in a plug for the NC Standard Course of Study which includes the high school course of Earth and Environmental Science which I taught (along with biology, chemistry etc.) at the soon to be remodelled Chapel Hill High School. I always warned students when they live on their own to figure out if their rental is in the flood plain. We also talked about hurricane preparedness and the dangers of crossing flooded roads and bridges. I hope the hype for this storm is wrong but....

State Constitutional Ammendments

This November there are no Town Council races and for most of the local County Commissioner and legislative races there will be little Republican opposition. However, there are 6 constitutional amendments to vote on. The Republican controlled state legislature passed them and then voted NOT(I need to proof read better) to allow any explanation of them placed on the ballot. Here is an analysis of them. It is a long read. Please click on the link which gives the actual wording of the amendment. Note how simplistic the ballot measure is compared to the actual amendment.

https://medium.com/@Jeff_Jackson/a-close-look-at-the-six-constitutional-amendments-on-your-ballot-43a77714dbfc

Election day turnout 5/8

At 7:15 AM there were 13 voters at Kings Mill and at 8:15AM at North Carrboro (CHHS) there were 32. I was happy to cast my vote for Sally Greene and the new Kings Mill poling place (St. Thomas More parish house.)

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