More “Office Hours”: Rep. Dykema on Monday morning; Selectmen Tuesday night

Above: Our representative in state congress is inviting the public to come chat during her in-town quarterly office hours. You’re also invited to chat with one or two members of our Board of Selectmen. (image right from Facebook, left from Town website)

Next week, officials are inviting you to stop by and chat about issues that concern you. Opportunities include both state and Town officials.

State Representative Carolyn Dykema will hold an office hour at the Southborough Library. She invites Southborough residents to stop by.

It’s your quarterly chance to meet Dykema in town and discuss anything that might be on your mind. (Thanks to the Library’s Kuerig, you can also swing by just to have coffee with her.) She will be available from 10:00 – 11:00 am on Monday, January 27th.

If you’re not able to make it and you have something to discuss with the representative, you can contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at to set up a personal appointment either in the district or at the State House.

The next evening, the Board of Selectmen is holding their January office hours. That’s on Tuesday, January 28th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the the Town House Hearing Room:

Feel free to drop by to visit, bring a question or concern and provide your feedback to the board members. No appointment necessary!

Future sessions are scheduled for February 18th and March 10th.

Expect to see only one or two members of the board during the “hours” – not enough to make a quorum. (This month, Chair Brian Shea and Lisa Braccio are penciled in to represent the board – but that could change.)

For those of you who shy away from commenting on camera at public meetings and aren’t comfortable posting comments under your names, these are good opportunities to touch base on Town issues you care about. Selectmen are far more likely to follow up on questions and concerns they hear directly from a community member than from an anonymous blog commenter.

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