5 Takeaways from the 2017 Election Season

I’ve lived in Grafton for six years and haven’t had a dull spring yet.  This town definitely keeps me entertained February through May.  And what a spring semester 2017 was. Here are my five takeaways from the past five months, up through last night’s election. Congratulations to the School Committee’s newest member, Melissa Mazan. There […]

Should We Eliminate Football, and other musings from the League of Women Voters Forum

Before we delve into the Grafton League of Women Voters 2017 Forum, let me just get something out of the way: I’m supporting Teri Turgeon in the School Committee election this year.  I know Teri, I like her, I think she’s served this community well in her role over the past ten years, and I […]

What Is A Structural Deficit? Are We Running One?

I finally got around to watching Tuesday’s Board of Selectman meeting tonight.  All I can say is, holy cow. I’m lying.  That’s not all I can say.  I could say a lot.  For now let’s talk about something boring called “structural deficits.” That sounds like a fancy-schmancy term that a lawyer, accountant or politician would […]

Millions Secretly Hidden In School Budget!

April fools! I crack myself up. Anyway, we’ve come to the busy time of year in town government.  Town meeting is just over a month away, election season officially is upon us, and budget and warrant review are under away.  And, of course, the ongoing issues with the Grafton Teachers’ Association are… ongoing.   There is […]