Local Selectman Takes Ball, Goes Home

In response to my analysis last week of Grafton’s financial position, Selectman Brook Padgett at this week’s Board of Selectmen meeting retracted his support to work with the Finance Committee to create agreed-upon five year financial forecasts which would assist the town in being transparent with residents about where their money is going. In doing […]

Grafton Schools Face $1.1M Deficit – Potential Layoffs Loom

Last night, through a one-sentence memorandum directed to Superintendent Jay Cummings, the Town Administrator informed the School Committee that he was allocating to the schools a 4% budget increase for FY19.  This is just over half of the 7.3% increase that Superintendent Jay Cummings says is needed to provide a “level service” budget, and well […]