Monthly Archives: March 2017

Town Meeting Thoughts

Town meetings in small towns in New England are unique. Voters come together in person at least annually to decide local issues. This is direct democracy as it was once practiced in ancient Athens. Today no other places in the … Continue reading

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Poems for the silo murals

Two concrete silos stand in the village of Jeffersonville (town of Cambridge) where the Bell-Gates Lumber Corporation once had a sawmill. In 2016 large murals were painted on the silos. The silo murals were featured on the cover of the … Continue reading

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Select Board Member

The town of Cambridge elected me to its Select Board at Town Meeting on March 7, 2017. (See Candidate for Select Board.) I am honored and humbled. Thank you to the voters in Cambridge. I will do my best to … Continue reading

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Orange-1 recount: Lessons learned?

The Orange-1 recount matter is now concluded. What lessons can be learned? I wish to highlight two lessons that I hope were learned. First, I hope that representatives learned that representatives should NEVER count ballots in the election of peers. … Continue reading

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Orange-1 recount: The ending

The matter of the Orange-1 recount had an unexpected abrupt ending. It was called off the day it was to begin. There was no recount, and Robert Frenier was declared the winner over Susan Hatch Davis. The recount was set … Continue reading

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