It's enough to restore your faith in state government and the Department of Environmental Protection, and the guys and women that work there. I called an enforcement officer there on Wednesday mornng, and Wednesday afternoon he called me back. "I'm returning both your calls," he said, a little on the curt side.
"Well," I said, "You know what I'm calling about? "
"Yeah, I think I do. I talked to her up there and I guess they're trying to give them some time to take it away. How long has it been there?
"August,I think. "
"August?" he said. "How big is it?"
"It's big. Base maybe fifty by fifty, and about eighty feet high, I think?
"Eighty? Well, it shouldn't be there. I guess I'm going to have to do something to push things along a little faster."
This was Wednesday afternoon. I don't what he did or how he did it, but two backhoes and trucks were out there Friday, hauling the pile away.