As with snowflakes, no two Boston Herald high dudgeons are alike.
Exhibit Umpteen: The feisty local tabloid’s snowstorm jihad this past week.
Start with Sunday’s relatively straightforward front page:
Then accelerate into Wednesday’s Page One:
DEFCON 4? Yesterday’s front page:
But wait! There’s more! Today!
From the Herald’s Javertesque Truth Squad:
Taxpayers will end up shoveling out at least $15,000 for an army of plows and trucks to remove snow from state lawmakers’ parking spaces and sidewalks on Beacon Hill while the rest of the city was still buried under last week’s historic blizzard, state officials said.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation, which paid for the private plowing effort, yesterday provided the Herald with details of the lightning-fast snow removal operation, which involved two dump trucks, a plow and two loaders to haul away the snow from around the State House last Sunday.
The estimated bill taxpayers will end up paying the private contractor, Valley Crest, is $15,450, according to DCR spokeswoman S.J. Port. The DCR, which maintains the State House, has a contract with Valley Crest to remove the snow within 12 hours after a storm.
That’s some snow job, eh?