Liveblogging Town Meeting

I’ve had a number of requests to recap tomorrow’s Town Meeting “just like you used to” and I’ll be doing it — with a twist. I’m liveblogging Town Meeting, from the floor to your Internet, starting from the moment I find a seat (hopefully in the auditorium!) to the moment we have a decision. I’m…

Sitter for hire

Just a note for anyone who is looking for a babysitter for Town Meeting on Feb. 6 — my son is a graduate of the middle school babysitting course. He’s 12,  can speak the language of trucks, dinosaurs and Legos with small boys and has practiced diapering on a stuffed lion… although I don’t think…

Where have you gone, Scott Browne?

The  most earth-shattering moment of Town Meeting? There wasn’t one. It lasted only 45 minutes. There wasn’t a single call to “move the question,” no veiled remarks about town officials, no rending of garments over uncontrolled spending, not even a single mention of PAYT. Had I gone to the trouble of printing out a card…

Let’s get this party started 7:35-9 p.m.

For the complete news about the happenings at Town Meeting, might I suggest this story? Apologies for the delay in posting — I’m taking off for New York this weekend with my mother and daughter and I’ve been putting stories in the can. 7:35 p.m. New Selectman Chairman Chris LeMay leads Town Meeting in the…

For the love of Kay Whynot

Before we start the recap, I’d like you all to take a good look at this picture. This is the vote against PAYT last night, which I post not to show people who were against it or even Keith Regan working diligently away on his laptop. See, Keith told me today that this row —…

It’s almost 3 a.m.

I’m going to bed. Here’s something to tide you over until I have time to go through last night’s 5 hour marathon minute-by-minute. While you’re over at GraftonTimes.com — because you know I just linked to the story — check out the baseball and softball stories by Amber Vaillancourt, our new sports reporter!

PAYT at TM?

Am I ever going to get tired of the alphabet soup that is a pay as you throw headline? Probably not. I’m told there’s a petition going around to put PAYT on the warrant for the May Town Meeting. I don’t know the actual wording or if it’s binding or non-binding; I have a call…

Show me the money!

The governor is supposed to delve a bit more into just how much local aid will be cut on Friday when he meets with the Massachusetts Municipal Association, according to acting Town Admin. McInerney. That’s right. It’s no longer a “will it be cut” but a “by how much?” He even told Selectmen this week…