Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stats: education expense—how we compare

The most contentious item at Monday’s Annual Town Meeting—don’t forget to go!—will likely be the school assessment portion of the town budget. You may hear different versions of numbers about how much we spend on schools, but these are the … Continue reading

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Stats: that elusive commercial tax dollar

At the last Economic Development Committee meeting, the topic of the relationship between residential and commercial taxes came up again. The EDC has been gradually backing off of earlier assertions that an increase in the commercial tax base would have … Continue reading

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Calendar: Planning Board and Historic Dist. Study Committee

There are two meetings of interest tonight relating to things we follow on this blog. The Planning Board is beginning to discuss the details of possible recommendations for a mixed-use overlay district (aka “village overlay”) at 8 p.m. this evening. Full … Continue reading

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Mary Hogan’s daughter has a library card

” I believe that public libraries are among, if not the, most important, most marvelous of all of our American institutions.” —David McCullough This week is National Library Week. It is a time to show love for our libraries and … Continue reading

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Calendar: weekend doings

Seems like a lot going on around town this weekend. Here is a sampler: The Third Bolton Author Festival at the library–sales, signings, and readings from well-known children’s authors and illustrators. Saturday 11-2. Ag Commission Spring Sale at Great Brook … Continue reading

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Survey says: no major changes to center of town

On Monday evening the Economic Development Committee reported the results of their recent town-wide survey. This is an effort we’ve been following because the survey focuses considerable attention on Main Street and the town center. I’m posting the presentation here … Continue reading

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Calendar: Local Historic District Study Committee launches

The new Local Historic District Study Committee has its first meeting on Monday, April 11, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at Town Hall. The first orders of business include setting things up, recruiting/advertising to fill out the committee, and reviewing plans. … Continue reading

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Calendar: Economic Development Survey

The Economic Development Committee will be releasing the results of their recent survey tomorrow, Monday, April 4, at 7:30 pm in the meeting room at the Public Safety Center.

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