By Robert Washburn
The Burd Report for the fantastic job it did analyzing the comments for the planning report for the new Legion building proposed for Orr and Hibernia streets.
Creating a chart, the Burd Report breaks down key words in letters submitted to the town to identify specific objections, including no specific objection. It deflates the argument made by supporters that a form letter was used. It also provides clear patterns pertaining to the objections. As the Burd Report notes, the majority support a four-storey building.
No doubt, this took a bit of time to produce. Still, it is incredibly valuable. It is a great example of a blogger acting as a journalist might. The only thing missing to make it a story are the comments from the various officials and politicians. All the same, it works and is a great service for the readers.