has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Fred is living in White River Junction, VT and has a little something to say:
|Location:||White River Junction, VT|
Don't be afraid to keep looking Posted On: 7/24/2011 7:22:54 AM
Winchester used to be a great little town with perhaps an unhealthy emphasis on its self-perceived historic importance, but it is now being dragged into the 21st century unwillingly and the results are decidedly mixed. The population in this area continues to grow at an alarming rate. I've been a frequent visitor to see lifelong friends who live here, one of whom is an environmental engineer, who predicts dire times ahead for the area as far as fresh water supply. Unchecked development in the county has stressed the local water table to its max and yet development continues. The county supervisors ignore the problem as long as property tax rolls grow. Disaster looms on the horizon.
That said, this area has the finest regional library system (www.handleyregional.org) I have ever seen. Schools are adequate but offer little encouragement for personal growth. Too much emphasis is placed on minimum competency rather than maximum potential achievement. Your son or daughter will HAVE to get out of here after high school to actually see and experience the real world.
Bottom line: not bad but you could do significantly better.
re: A blip on the map - 4/19/2010 Posted On: 7/24/2011 6:19:45 AM
If you don't do the research before you relocate you deserve everything you get as far as dissatisfaction. No sympathy whatsoever, Nigel. Sounds like you're a poser and wannabe yourself, and therefore incapable of an objective review. It's clear to every reader here that your politics and social outlook are way too right of center for your own good.
White River Junction is a lovely little town with a lot to offer everyone but those from the radical right. We like it that way and hope to keep it that way! Please move on Nigel -- do us all a favor.