Objects outlive the people who assemble them and so will be dispersed again.

“You measure twice and cut once,” one daughter learned from her father, a master carpenter.

Voorheesville should be proud of its work in drafting a thoughtful comprehensive land-use plan but must not rest on its laurels — the zoning law has to be changed to make the plan a reality.

“If you lost your loved one to cancer, to pneumonia, are you angry at them?” Brian Barr asks.

It’s not too late to restore public confidence by sharing both the numbers and the reasoning, as well as projections for the future.