Public funds for private roads

Residents of private roads, which have been open to public use for six or more years, may now petition selectmen to provide temporary repairs such as filling holes, oiling surfaces, resurfacing and drainage installation. Voters at the May town meeting approved the new practice of using public funds to repair private roads if 51 percent of the landowners abutting the road sign a petition for repair. Last week, selectmen approved the new petition form and decided each petition will be valid for three fiscal years. The new practice is pending approval by the state attorney general for action taken at town meeting, after which, residents may obtain petition forms from the town administrator’s office.

— Today’s Telegram & Gazette

Despite that I voted against the measure at town meeting, I think my dad and I ought to sign one of those petitions, just to see what they might do to our road… :)

Bizarre event of the day

Just now, my monitor froze.

It was in power-save mode, as the computer was off, but when I turned the computer on, the monitor did not wake up.

The power LED was amber, and the selected-input 1 LED was green. But none of the buttons on it did anything. Including the power button. (I pressed the power button and the monitor stayed on.)

I unplugged the monitor and plugged it back in to restore normal operation.

And I thought it was weird enough when I had to reboot printers to get them to work again…