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Harold’s Blog: Council Decisions & Town News

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I received information that Cary jumped from a Class 3 rating to the top insurance rating of Class 1. As a result, roughly one in three Cary businesses can expect to see a lower insurance premium in the coming months.…

Harold’s Blog: Venus Williams & Tree Problems

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I was fortunate enough to start the week by having a photo opportunity with tennis legend and star Venus Williams. She and her sister have won several grand slam tennis tournaments and dozens of other tournaments.…

Harold’s Blog: The Masters Golf Tournament

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I spent the last week volunteering for the Masters Golf tournament. It has been an honor and a privilege to volunteer since 1978. This journal entry is about my week in Augusta and about some of my observations of the people and the place.…

Harold’s Blog: College in Cary & a Good Speech

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Later on Monday, I met with a representative of the Cary College Foundation who is trying to start a four year college in Cary.…

Harold’s Blog: Imagine Cary Recommendations

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Apparently, because the town’s bid dates coincided with a lot of other work, our original bids request received a limited response. We re-opened bids for Academy Streetscape and had two bids.…

Harold’s Blog: Transit, Politics, & Sales Tax

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Other shenanigans included the sales tax redistribution which is aimed at punishing the three big counties, including Wake. Legislatures have actually said they wanted to punish the three richest counties.…

Harold’s Blog: Basant Bahar & Other Events

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Wednesday, I met with a group that is interested in creating a homeless mission in Cary for the non-chronic homeless. In the meeting, they pointed out that municipalities usually start needing a homeless facility once 10% of their population is below the poverty rate.…

Harold’s Blog: Construction & Imagine Cary

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Most of our time was spent talking about the upcoming placement of Google Huts around town. From my understanding, these huts are necessary as a type of junction point for the fiber.…

Harold’s Blog: Volunteer Banquet & More Snow

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This week was, once again, dominated by snow and ice, resulting in the cancellation or postponement of several of my activities. Once again, the Cary A-Team (or the snow and ice removal team) did a fantastic job.…

Harold’s Blog: Google Fiber & Snow Team Update

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Apparently, Google is not happy with last week’s journal entry speculating that Morrisville and Cary might be the first places where Google Fiber is installed.…

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