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Archive for November, 2010

Special Town Meeting 2010

I take notes during Town Meeting. They are not official in any way. As I listen to people speak, I type notes. I’m sure that, at times, I mishear or misunderstand the speaker, but my notes represent what I hear at the time. I then publish the notes every night after the meeting. I do […]

On Being Right or Wrong

There’s no doubt that Twitter and Facebook have cut down on my blog output.  I feel like my friends and acquaintances are well aware of what I’m thinking and doing, and the urge to blog is easily overwhelmed by the day-to-day priorities.  I tend to blog only when my thoughts are too long to do justice […]

Finance Committee Nov 3, 2010

Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature. Chairman Allan Tosti opened the meeting and ran through the agenda. Article 5 – GIC Special Legislation – Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine explained that significant progress had been made on the GIC negotiations with the unions. He thinks the GIC legislation envisioned in the […]

Why I’m Voting for Deval Patrick

I didn’t vote for Deval Patrick four years ago.  I kinda liked the guy, but I expected four more years of standard Beacon Hill special interest protection, waste, and corruption.  I have been delighted and surprised by the kind of governor that he’s turned out to be. Do you own a car?  Have you noticed […]

Finance Committee November 1, 2010

Black text is mostly objective, red text is mostly subjective in nature. I’m in a hurry tonight, and these notes are more “raw” than usual.  Please ask questions in the comments, and I’ll go into more details. Note that we did not finish our business tonight, and we will meet again on Wednesday at 7:30 in […]