The Insider accepts at face value the explanation given by the Buttonwood Tree and their promise to be more careful in the future "to make sure that any political event we (they) hold has a statement to our position posted with it".
And let's face it; should a local 510c3 organization have given the appearance of supporting a particular Republican candidate, that organization would have been called on the carpet by the Left.
Everyone must play by the same rules.
· Inclement Weather
· TSC Still Under Construction
· Coming Soon, a Power Outage
· Tattered and Torn
· Speaking of Foot-Dragging
· The Insider and the Arts
. March: In like a lamb, out like . . .
Inclement Weather Expected thru Apr 9
Coleman Bros. Carnival, celebrating its 100th anniversary, launched its 2016 season this week in Middletown and will run thru April 9th. (weather permitting.) It is open at it's traditional location on Bernie O'Rourke Dr., just off Washington St. and adjacent to Palmer Field, which has been under water from the flooded Coginchaug River during at least one Spring launch, circa 1983/4.
Coleman’s oldest ride is a Tilt-a-Whirl. Dating back to the old days, it is one of their original rides.
Note to Coleman's: Your web site needs updated and the creepy music has to go. :(
|Every kid's first carnival ride.
|Kids win every time.
|The barkers and their colored balloons.
|Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain . . .
|Not soon enough! Move over, Agway . . .
TSC Still Under ConstructionAs reported in January, a Tractor Service Center is under construction on Newfield St. The opening was expected in late spring or early summer, but it looks like they need to get a move on to make that deadline.
|TSC site in January.
|TSC site, today.
|TSC site, today.
Coming Soon, a Power Outage Near You
|Russell St. and Ridge Rd.
I have to wonder; who establishes the trimming schedule and if there is any consideration or priority given based on the severity of the tangles growing through the wires? Just sayin' . . .
Tattered and Torn
Speaking of Foot-Dragging
The Insider and the Arts
For such organizations, the rules are different. IRS regulations clearly state that a 501(c)(3) may not "participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates".
"A 501(c)(3) organization is absolutely forbidden to directly or indirectly participate in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Violation of this prohibition could lead the IRS to completely revoke your organization's tax-exempt status."
Non-Profit Expert says; "Political campaign activity is directly or indirectly participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for elective public office. This includes making contributions to political campaign funds or making public statements in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
"For a 501(c)(3), violating the political campaign prohibition may result in revocation of tax-exempt status, and imposition of certain excise taxes."
Ramblings . . .
|Tommy's Restaurant gets a new name and a face lift.
|Another vanishing icon.
|Another restaurant on Coe Ave.
closed its door. Rich seems to
have no luck with this property.