Editorial Opinions

All opinions are those of Marshall Miles, President of Tri-State Public Communicationsand do not represent the opinions of employees, volunteers, or underwriters of Tri-State Public Communications, Robin Hood Radio Network or local access cable CATV6 and CATV252 on the Comcast system in Canaan, CT  

See who just wrote this after you read it, and understand we are at the precipice

When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.
We must reject any thinking of our cities as a “battlespace” that our uniformed military is called upon to “dominate.” At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict—a false conflict—between the military and civilian society. It erodes the moral ground that ensures a trusted bond between men and women in uniform and the society they are sworn to protect, and of which they themselves are a part. Keeping public order rests with civilian state and local leaders who best understand their communities and are answerable to them.

Written by Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Announcement of an arrest of a police officer in Minnesota on murder charges

This editorial will be short and sweet:

So police officer Derek Chauvin is being arrested ..bullshit! Al of the offices should be arrested who were on the scene and did nothing to stop it. And the officer with the bodycan with the best view should be top of the list..they are all accessories to the murder and should be charged and put on trial. Period. Remember,  That area is only four years removed from the death of Philando Castile, a black man who was killed by a police officer. (That officer was found not guilty of manslaughter.)#arrestthemall

Decision on Salisbury P and Z vs Lime Rock Park

We at Robin Hood Radio reached out for a reaction of the Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling on the Salisbury P and Z and Lime Rock Park. Skip barber replied to us with this comment.
““It was a mixed decision but certainly it went largely the Citizen Counsel’s way. They’ve said all along that what they wanted was to maintain the status quo and they got that. What we got was the correction of a major error that the trial judge had made. His decision said we could not race on Saturday and that got corrected. The special permit process is also a little less burdensome. We can go on doing what we were doing. What we needed and wanted was up to three Sundays for our major events. Racing has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. There are far fewer small events and the races held on the main events are longer and we are time constricted without Sunday afternoon.”

Again, the following is the personal opinion of Marshall Miles:

To myself ad many others, what this means is that the three major events at Lime Rock that bring in over 50,000 visitors to our area of each three day period will soon be in jeopardy due to changes in the racing industry. If something is not done about this millions of dollars will eventually be lost to the area economy. This area’s business rely on that income to survive. Just look around you, your neighbors rely on this income..not big business, but your friends and local neighbors. WIth the changing environment it is harder and harder to make a go of it..just look at the past five months….the winter that never came, the pandemic this spring, and possibly into the summer….it has been devastating to local hotels, motels, restaurants and shops.Just imagine if the millions of dollars in revenue from visitors to Lime Rock for the three major evens in the future vanish as well….it would be nice to do a survey of the residents who are complaining when they purchased their homes…before the race track existed, or if they purchased their home knowing that Lime rock was an operating race track. I also remind the Salisbury P and Z and the community group as well that Lime Rock effets the whole Northwest Corner..and yes, your concerns are vald, but so are the concerns of Lime Rock Park and the rest of the business and people that this decision effects.

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