Monthly Archives: March 2011

Stats: Revenues by source

This post expands upon the numbers in the first “stats post” and looks at the larger picture of municipal revenue, as defined by the Mass. Dept. of Revenue. The DOR tracks four categories of revenue sources: property tax (the total … Continue reading

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Historic District Study Committee approved

The Board of Selectmen approved a motion to establish a Local Historic District Study Committee at their meeting last Thursday evening, March 24. According the guidebook published by the Mass Historical Commission, this study committee, when appointed, “will conduct an … Continue reading

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Local Historic District Study

At their meeting this Thursday, 3/24, the Board of Selectmen will be asked to support a proposal to establish a study committee to look into the possibility of creating a Local Historic District (LHD) covering the town center of Bolton. … Continue reading

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Stats: Residential value as a percentage of taxed property

There is a regular feature in the Boston Globe regional editions, called Snapshot, in which an interesting statistic is displayed on a state map so you can see how your town compares to all other towns in the state. Some of … Continue reading

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A high view of public safety

The new public safety center in slanty winter light. Photo taken February 12. —Roland

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It was a hard winter on Main Street

Some years ago I recorded a little essay for NPR about my adventures with our own Main Street mailbox (not pictured here). It’s still up on the NPR site, right here, if you care to hear it. I’ve since moved … Continue reading

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And the food was good too

Over 50 town center residents and friends gathered at Davis Hall on a Sunday evening earlier this month for an old-fashioned neighborhood get together. The invitation called it a “We Love Our Neighborhood Potluck Dinner.” It was wet and raw … Continue reading

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Smith Forum broadcast available on demand

In case you missed it, this important forum is available for viewing at any time here. (This on-demand capability is, as I understand it, new and being piloted by BATCO…what a great thing they are doing!) Below are the slides that … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Smith Property Forum Moved

Due to the level of interest in this forum, the location has been changed from the library to the Florence Sawyer School auditorium to accommodate the crowd. Still at 7:30 p.m. Like I said, it should be interesting. See previous … Continue reading

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