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Previous town vs. Current Town

I call my previous town Mayberry (<-- not it's real name), because the town had a set of shared illusions about how Safe and Wonderful and That Doesn't Happen 'Round Here that I found pretty risible, given the drug death, accusation of rape that turned out to be a disagreement about payment about an inhome "massage" service, etc.

Here is what happens in my current town:

http://acton.wickedlocal.com/article/20151205/NEWS/151209636/1998/NEWS

"11:02 p.m.: Public safety personnel responded for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries on Great Road. NSTAR was advised for a split pole and wire down. DPW contacted for road closed signs. The ambulance was cleared."

I think I noticed this, because I am pretty sure that they were still working on that utility pole the following Saturday when I tried to take T. to Crossroads Cafe and had trouble getting there from here. Very New England.

But this is the one that triggered this whole post. The Wicked Local headline was "Know Your Neighbor" and when you click through, here's why:

"10:41 a.m.: Police responded to a report of two suspicious males walking around the neighborhood on Whittier Drive. Police spoke with both suspects, who lived on Whittier Drive."

I hope (but am not optimistic) that the two males were white, because this is appalling enough without it also being racist. There are _maybe_ 20 houses on Whittier. This is just ridiculous. Also, absolutely _everyone_ within a few mile radius winds up walking along Whittier as part of a loop.
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