Okay, let the games begin… both literally and figuratively. Baseball season for the kids is officially open (that’s the literal one), and it’s Town Meeting this weekend…woo hoo! We have the town employee salaries in this issue (see page 18), always popular with my readers (although not necessarily with the town employees).
We also have a quick overview of Town Meeting articles on page 4. If you want more detail, you can follow the links to read each article, or go to town hall and get a hard copy of the documents. Also, the precinct meetings, which are on Wednesday night and include a sort of mini town meeting, will be online for a couple of days…really, just Thursday and Friday. Then, the big day is Saturday, bright and early at 9 a.m. and I’m sure it’ll be the warmest, brightest, sunniest day we’ve seen in months. It usually is.
There is an article requiring that all town goverment meetings, of all boards, large and small, be recorded and run on local cable TV. I did point out in my article that it does not require that the meetings be available online. Town Administrator Mark Rees said it was an oversight, as the article was copied from another town from a few years ago, before livestreaming got all grown up. The reality is that a lot of people do not have Comcast. A lot of people use other means to watch TV, so they rely on the internet more. This is an easy fix, people, any Town Meeting member can make an amendment suggestion from the floor. So, just saying. Hey…not telling you what to do, okay?
The BPW and Town Administrator and Selectboard are all still jockeying for top-of-the-heap status, read: You’re Not the Boss of ME! Geesh. See page 13 for that. I suspect that will be a fun time at Town Meeting.
I love Town Meeting, I really do. I suppose it would be boring to watch on TV (about six hours, right?), but it sure is fun to be in the room.
We have a bunch of other stuff in here, too, of course. Glenn was all over the place taking pictures like a crazy man, at the Limerick Party (page 23), the West Island 5K (page 17), and even on the other side of the Braga Bridge for the implosion of the Brayton cooling towers.
Well, that’s it for now. Please be sure to tell our advertisers you saw their ads in the Neighb News. Until next week then…see ya,
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