Forget your national primary elections! It's the first week in June, which may or may not be the designated time when the Summer People get to hop into their Zodiac and go to Town Meeting. Yup, today we sent our "representatives" to the
high middle old school cafetorium audeteria room where they indulge in the only kind of politics that mean anything: The LOCAL kind.
Our old pal Curt Brown (who is still employed by the Standard-Times, unlike just about everybody else), was pulling the string on the office "laptop" extra hard and "liveblogging" the Dartmouth Town Meeting. Here's a sample, his last transmission:
With only three objections, all the nearly $3 million in capital improvements projects were just approved.
Those include the resurfacing of the parking lot at the Police Department, a new roof at the Southworth Library,new windows at Quinn, the reconstruction of Highland Avenue, and a new energy efficient mechanical system at Town Hall.
Resurfacing the parking lot at the Police Station would have been great twenty years ago when I first drove into town, found the police station by accident and some cop nearly backed into me in the gravel parking lot. Yeah, I would've voted for lines, too, but I guess we'll let the Select Board or some committee or other work that out. After all, we're going to get new dilithium crystals for the Town Hall's impulse engines.