June 29, 2008

Airport Commission May Meeting

Random thoughts;

  • Have you ever been on a board where you did not receive the budget numbers, especially when you are losing $2,000,000 dollars per year.
  • No monthly marketing report, per usual, and for now almost three years not one mention of ongoing discussion with any prospective airlines.
  • We do, however, have a review of old negotiations with Skybus, an airline that is no longer in business?
  • No discussion of the request to send information to Avports.
  • No discussion of negotiations with MassPort.
  • No discussions of the lone bidder for the land parcel last year.
  • IMG? We have paid them over $100,000 and we never ever get an update on them.


Anonymous said...

Paulie! Say it isn't so!!

Brigham's Ice Cream Sells Out To Hood
BOSTON (AP) ― Brigham's Ice Cream Inc. on Friday agreed to sell its product lines to a subsidiary of HP Hood LLC in a deal that joins two of New England's most well-known ice cream brands.

Lynnfield-based Hood will acquire the Brigham's brand name and all products, proprietary flavors and recipes.

In a separate deal, Brigham's has agreed to sell its 28 retail outlets and restaurants to Baltimore-based Deal Metrics LLC.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Brigham's announced last month that it was exploring various strategic options, including a possible sale. The company said then that it was trying to compete against bigger ice cream brands while dealing with rising prices for fuel and ice cream ingredients such as milk.

The 40 people who work at Brigham's headquarters and production plant in Arlington will lose their jobs, Brigham's spokesman Doug Bailey said.
Another 100 or so employees who work at the company's restaurants are expected to keep their jobs under the new management.

Ice cream lovers won't see any changes in taste in the Brigham's brand, said Lynne Bohan, a spokeswoman for Hood.

"Our priority will be to focus on the strength of the Brigham's packaged ice cream business and in preserving the Brigham's proprietary flavors and recipes," Bohan said. "Brigham's has a very loyal following among consumers, and we want to preserve that."

The deal unites two of the most venerable ice cream brands in New England. Hood has been around for 160 years, while Brigham's is 94 years old.

"We're both iconic brands in the New England market, and we believe both brands have loyal followings," Bohan said.

Harry Tembenis
Worcester, MA

Anonymous said...

**** WARNING*****

**** WARNING ****

****WARNING *****

Tembenis media alert!

Kyle Petty may be plugging the Elias Tembenis Walk for Autism on today's NASCAR broadcast...


He bumped into one of the walkers on the Nevada/Utah border and was very impressed with what they are doing for us...

Harry Tembenis
Worcester, MA

Bill Randell said...

It never ends with Tembenis. On a serious note that would be awesome if he does it.

Anonymous said...

No mention of the charity walk on NASCAR. :-( The race DID end early due to thunderstorms, though...

Harry Tembenis
Worcester, MA

Anonymous said...

What's this funding that I have read about twice in T&G re: what I think it said was an "emergency management access road"......something to do with Grove St Fire station area???

Not sure I have it correct, but it was something to this effect.

Why do I see fire trucks parked at Little League games? Papelbon must be on site throwing 96 MPH heat....huh....??.........or someone mysteriously pulled the nearby fire alarm box so Papa can watch his littel leaguer?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very anti public safety and anti government. There is an organization that shares your same values and beliefs...they're called al queda.


Anonymous said...

The character Quagmire is the best

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