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No April Fool's: Town Council once voted to dump trash 'beyond Brown's Island'

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Is it live, or is it 'The Gerbil'? The latest edition of The Journal includes the newspaper's annual April Fool's Day section.
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The Journal's annual April Fool's section, The Gerbil, is included in this week's edition.

The Gerbil's top story: Public Works will take our trash to an island the county bought and renamed Someplace Else Island, to satisfy the demands of islanders that the new solid waste transfer station be built someplace else.

Former fire chief-turned-researcher Rick Galer visited The Journal office today with a copy of the April 12, 1910 Town Council minutes, with this related historical fact — no April Fool's on this one:

"The matter of disposing of the garbage collected on clean-up day was brought up for discussion," the minutes read. "The suggestion, which met with the approval of the council, was to dump all garbage on a scow and tow it out beyond Brown's Island."

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