In the Oct. 2016 Print EditionSep 29, 2016 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Hopefully, fall continues to bring the rain we so desperately need. The weather this year has wreaked economic havoc on this region—indeed, the whole country. The water ban imposed by the town, necessary though it is, creates ripples in the nursery and gardening industry—people think twice about planting mums if they are not going to be able to water them. In the big picture, drinking water is a whole lot more important than outdoor plantings, but that doesn’t help the families of those businesses who have been negatively affected.
Fruit farms have are also having a challenging harvest. Peach trees budded too early because of an unseasonably warm spell, so when the frost naturally followed, all of those buds were killed. So there were few or no peaches for New England farmers this year. Obviously, the drought has also hurt them—our favorite farm for honey crisp apples lost approximately 75% of its crop, for example. These factors and other climate-related issues are effecting the Bellingham, New England, U.S. and world economy as a whole.
Anyway, feel free to browse through the highlighted articles from the print edition below, or scroll down to the newspaper icon, which will bring up a PDF file of the complete October 2016 print edition for you to check out in your spare time. Thank you for supporting Bellingham Bulletin advertisers, which in turn, supports the Bellingham Bulletin. Happy reading!
With the Special Town Meeting fast approaching, Selectmen Chairman Mike Soter and Vice Chairman Don Martinis touched on a half-dozen issues and projects they want taxpayers to be aware of. Read More »
The topic of the recent program at Bellingham Senior Center was "America Votes," but attendees had questions about the Constitution and electoral college as well. Read More »
Connor Gonthier’s Eagle Scout Project involved renovating the handicap ramp at the Ernest A. Taft Jr. Historical Museum. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on Aug. 8. Read More »
Tracey Elliott is in her first year as Bellingham High’s cheerleading coach, but she understands what it takes to build a squad that is capable of competing at pressure-packed events. Read More »
Friends of the will Library hold "Treasures in your Trunk," a community yard sale fundraiser on Oct. 15. Price for a space is $30; if you need a table, add $5 more. Read More »
COA Director Laura DeMattia has announced the October news and upcoming programs at the Bellingham Senior Center. Read More »
OCTOBER 2016 print edition.