Today another reporter from out of town called for an interview related to the tenth anniversary of 9/11.....The thrust of the questions is how has Watertown changed as a result of the attacks...
Today's interview was from a public radio questioner who's narrative was that the event caused "exponential" growth that strained the communities social and physical infrastructure. When I told it that's not how it played out, she kept asking the same question over and over again.
I think attitudes have changed...people are more jaded....but people still go to work...raise their kids...go camping...paint their house...get sick...get well...and all the other things people do.
Most of the numerical growth of Drum happened before 9/11 and growth since then is being managed pretty well.
Sometimes 10 year retrospectives require conclusions that don't coincide with the facts...leading me to the conclusion that news is sometimes fiction.