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Town Meeting Wrap up: CPA Articles pass, Golf Course CR secure, zoning code change fails

April 11, 2018 10:17:10 AM
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At the second night of Town Meeting, preservation Articles passed with flying colors, along with a measure to speed up future meetings. A proposed change to the zoning code on the Site Plan appeal process got tangled up in arguments and failed to pass the threshold.

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Town Meeting: “Reconsiderations” won’t be taken lightly

April 10, 2018 02:30:00 PM
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Last night, voters may have been left unsure about the current process to reconsider votes. So, I sought a little clarity.

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Town Meeting: Recreation’s 3 wins and 2 losses send them back to drawing board

April 10, 2018 01:04:21 PM
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Last night, the Recreation Commission scored three big wins, but were disappointed by two big losses. Vice Chair Kristin Lavault acknowledged that the Commission would have to return to the drawing board to reevaluate their plans for Recreation fields.

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Town Meeting: Voters OK budgets, 1st Golf Course Article, & Sr. Center; Recreation wins & losses; more up tonight

April 10, 2018 09:47:56 AM
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Last night, Town Meeting voters approved spending over $55M and borrowing more than $800K. They overwhelmingly supported the Town’s requests for budgets and replenishing needed funds. And they supported most of the projects that came in front of them. Two failed, and more are up for votes tonight.

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Annual Town Meeting tonight

April 9, 2018 04:25:44 PM
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I’ll be live tweeting from ATM this week.

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Town Meeting 2018: Updated overview of Warrant, context, and links (plus the Annual Report)

April 6, 2018 12:56:11 PM
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On Monday, voters will have a lot of decisions to make about how to spend taxpayer money and run our government. Here’s a wrap up of what’s up for vote with context and links.

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Update on Article to amend zoning appeal process: Potential revision; ongoing debate

April 5, 2018 01:21:20 PM

Going into Town Meeting there is usually at least one Article that will clearly spur debate. Article 32 is one of those, and it’s time for an update.

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Town Meeting 2018: Articles to improve the meeting; Accepting land and roads; Establishing funds (Updated)

April 5, 2018 07:32:24 AM
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Continuing my coverage of Town Meeting, it’s time to highlight the last few noteworthy Articles that I’ve yet to really cover.

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Town Meeting 2018: Babysitting available; Article forums – video and reminders

April 4, 2018 04:29:10 PM

The Recreation Department announced that it will offer free babysitting during Monday night’s Annual Town Meeting.

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Forum on Golf Course Warrant Articles – Thursday

April 3, 2018 04:38:44 PM
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Residents are invited to a forum on Thursday night to learn about Town Meeting Articles supporting the Golf Course.

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Town Meeting 2018: Schedule and pace update; Review Committee findings; and STM for later date (Updated-again)

April 3, 2018 01:11:33 PM
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My update on this year’s Town Meeting comes with a bit of good news/bad news.

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Town officials respond to recent accusations (Updated)

March 30, 2018 03:26:40 PM

A passionate letter to the editor states that Town officials “gutted” the Town Code “without public knowledge”. The letter also shed light on reasoning behind a recent Open Meeting Law Complaint against the Board of Selectmen.

It shouldn’t be a surprise to readers that both accusations connect to the highly-controversial Park Central development.

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Town Meeting Article 5: Personnel Board taking phased approach to amending SAP bylaw

March 29, 2018 09:15:16 AM
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In my continued effort to prepare readers for Town Meeting in two weeks, today I’m turning my eye to Article 5: Amending the Personnel Salary Administration Plan.

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CPA preservation Articles: Burial Ground, Library Facade and 30 acre woods

March 28, 2018 09:34:37 AM
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This year, in addition to the golf course, the CPC prioritized preserving the Old Burial Ground, the Library’s historic facade and a 30 acre parcel of woodland Open Space.

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