Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What interim agreement?

After a quick excursion out to water my garden and secure my iced latte, I once again picked up (figuratively speaking) the Daily News.

I came across this story, on which the headline promises reasons why councillors voted against the shared health services agreement with Amesbury and Salisbury.

First of all, you have to go pretty far down in the piece to get any reaction from any councillor and the first reaction was from last week.

But more important - what is this "interim regional health agreement" referenced in the lead?

The city will continue to participate in the interim regional health agreement that has been in place with Salisbury and Amesbury until the end of the 60-day window to exit the deal — a window spelled out in the agreement.

Where did that come from? Was that agreement approved by the City Council? What the ...?

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