Town Meeting starts tonight

Apr 30, 2018 by

Published in the April 30, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Annual Town Meeting gets underway tonight in Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School. Voters will determine the fate of 25 articles on the warrant, including the $93 million FY 2019 town budget and $2 million in capital outlay. One article that is expected to generate some interest is Article 8, which seeks $8 million to reconstruct the 15-year-old Public Safety Building. Article 1 is the FY 2019 town budget. For Town Meeting purposes the budget is broken down by broad categories, with each section and dollar amount discussed and voted on individually. These categories include General Government ($2.4 million), Protection of Persons and Property ($11.5 million), Human Services ($0.8 million, Public Works ($6.5 million), Public Works Enterprise departments (Water and Sewer), Education...

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Flower power breaks out at the Beebe...

Apr 30, 2018 by

Published in the April 30, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — A bad moon rising over the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library on Main Street did nothing to dampen the spirits of those who attended Blossoms at the Beebe, held this year on Saturday night, April 28. The theme of 2018 the annual event, now in its 11th year, was “The Sixties” and it showed. Flower power was everywhere along with mini skirts, bell bottoms and white go-go boots. And the music? All the oldies but goodies, from The Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival to The Rolling Stones, played by Rule of 3. Said Library Director Catherine McDonald, “For the past 11 years, volunteers have made Blossoms at the Beebe happen. The volunteers handle everything, from decorating the library to arranging for the food....

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Play ball!

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Published in the April 30, 2018 edition.

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