Murphy’s Law, witnessed by Fred Keene

Fred Keene of Gayland Street worked in various Burlington municipal departments for almost 40 years, including the cemetery, water, fire and highway departments, before retiring in 1998. He also cleared trees for developers during Burlington’s growth years. Out in the field, on the job, he’s seen plenty of things go smoothly, but plenty more go very wrong. Which…Read more »

Lots of culture can fit in four puddles

Town pond — Perhaps you’ve made the mistake of trying to approach the gazebo on the common after heavy rain. Bring a kayak. Water tends to collect there despite the catch basins. Well, if you look around the gazebo, you’ll notice it’s sitting in a perfectly round, shallow, man-made crater, as if the spot were designed to hold…Read more »