Andre DeMattia, CEO, Talkie Communications, 2-14-2019

On February 14, 2019, in Uncategorized, by David Atlas

Andre DeMattia presented  the business plan to connect Chestertown residents and businesses to highspeed and highly reliable fiber optic Internet services beginning this June.  A large amount of money is being spent up front to bring fiber optic right to the front of every home in the area.  For what seems like a highly competitive amount, you soon will be able to connect at lighting speed.  We will keep out fingers crossed.  The team from Talkie sounded highly professional and have years of experience behind them.  Looks like this time the choice to get fast Internet service will finally be possible.

 

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Since your weekly writer, Dave Atlas, was out of town this past Thursday, another member of our Kent CBG Steering Committee kindly wrote this short description of our March 7th meeting.

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Susan Eddy and Muriel Cole led a discussion about public policies on aging which they call ‘a scandal’.  Using various statistics, they compared the budgets for senior services of several Eastern Shore counties with Kent being in last place.  They showed inventory of senior housing in Kent is way below the need.  Their slide presentation was informative and eye opening and they encouraged everyone to become more involved in advocating for our senior population.–

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Our speakers also provided a write up of what they discussed with our overflow crowd of participants.  It follows below:

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PUBLIC POLICIES ON AGING- A SCANDAL

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By Muriel Cole and Susan Eddy

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On Feb. 8, Muriel Cole and Susan Eddy, both advocates for seniors and Chestertown residents, gave a talk that highlighted many weaknesses in U.S., State, and local policies for those in our senior years. A number of statistics were given that reveal the inequities in resources assigned and attention given, especially to the elderly. Older people are more vulnerable and face more challenges, yet the issues are not prominent in the minds of most people. In Kent County there are 1900 public school students and over 5000 people over 65. Senior services are poorly funded. A number of attendees pointed to inadequate long-term care and a general lack of awareness. Cole called this situation, in Martin Luther King’s words, “the appalling silence of good people.”

 

 
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