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  1. Roseanne Rosanadana

    And in all seriousness, Gilda Radner was one very funny lady... a one of a kind and no less a significant talent then the impact and talent that John Belushi had on the 1975+ years of SNL.
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  2. Apparently there is a God.

    Late breaking news.... on the Crier...

    truth4wayland
    Been away for the long weekend and apparently I stirred the pot. I now know that alan gets no financial benefit from the electronic voting....
  3. 1. Moral? Well for the chair of the BoS to...

    1. Moral? Well for the chair of the BoS to have done it without notifying his board according to the MMA then no.
    2. Appropriate? Well with that type of firepower it would have certainly more...
  4. We'll Steve then it seems that WaylandWatcher...

    We'll Steve then it seems that WaylandWatcher gave SOS a big compliment by questioning whether this public service occurred again.
    So I think we should give WaylandWatcher a big medal.

    I on the...
  5. Your first tendency is to dilute the subject with...

    Your first tendency is to dilute the subject with other instances that you think are equivalent or relevant and this has a diminishing effect.

    Now Steve might understand what I was saying.

    You...
  6. Ya know I read legalize from my attorney's at...

    Ya know I read legalize from my attorney's at $350 / hr I get the same feeling.
  7. Steve, this is a case of diminishment by...

    Steve, this is a case of diminishment by dilution.... do you get that?
  8. I knew kvetching was a word but I never knew how to spell it until now.

    I don't know Steve, truth4wayland is impugning my motives.
    And it seems to all be OK because of 3 more cyber characters named JohnF and Javamom and WaylandWatcher.
    All I can say is that when I...
  9. Bananas and Horse Petuties

    I've just read it. Look like my "Were You Invited" video from last year has gotten out into the public mind... good for that poster !

    There is no comparison between the two. In one case the...
  10. Some really good advice now...

    First, its nice that you, Kim, decided to communicate with me on this transgression. I was beginning to feel lonely.

    I used to have this expression that went something like this:
    "There are two...
  11. No more libel by innuendo - and thats that...get it ?

    OK, I will respond to you Kim,



    Yes, libel, you are right that is the written form of slander.



    Who would the certain people be? Clearly, I as the lead petitioner, the one that made the...
  12. Being slandered by innuendo on the Crier by truth4wayland

    Kim,

    Although you have setup a thread on 'nasty comments' already, I feel that this thread needs to now be posted and visible as a standalone.

    I would personally appreciate it if you would...
  13. And I too Jon appreciate your adding to the...

    And I too Jon appreciate your adding to the debate and surfacing many of the 'status quo' type issues that we've now heard time and time again since last November 2009.


    I have a different take...
  14. Jon, its more than intimidating, its threatening....

    Jon, its more than intimidating, its threatening. I have been told directly (so this is not heresay) that people have been threatened with their jobs who work in town if they don't support certain...
  15. Self representation is the key to Electronic Voting

    We are a legislative body in Wayland and a self legislative body where we directly represent ourselves.
    This is different from a representative legislative body (which is what you are referring to)...
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    Boy is there confusion here.... and I guess I'll...

    Boy is there confusion here.... and I guess I'll have to follow up with the OCPF on this one.
    The WSC.org is the OFFICIAL SITE of the WSC and all OCPF rules apply to it.
    When the debt exclusion...
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    WSC.org and Debt Exclusion and SC email blast

    Its a small cyber world. That SC member email blast was forwarded and ultimately made it to me. The letter clearly focuses on the school technology issue and is 'sort of a call to arms' for...
  18. Ya, your right, whipped cream pie in the face...

    Ya, your right, whipped cream pie in the face ain't so bad after all.
  19. Insulting people and hurting the way the town functions...

    Jeff, I asked Melissa for a retraction of the insult she aimed at me and she is silent about this. At this point I hope she offers that retraction but I don't expect it. If she did, I would thank...
  20. Still waiting....

    Well Kim, this thread concerns me too.
    I came here to ask an innocent question, a question that was logical based on what I read.
    In the process I was thrown under that bus... asked for a...
  21. Shoulder to Shoulder

    Kim that was funny moment. I especially liked that "Meet the Fockers" two finger eyeball to eyeball gesture that we did... then that 'circle of trust' stuff ... cracked me up.

    We have spoken on...
  22. Why why why why .....

    Melissa, so what you have assumed is that Shawn Kinney tells me who calls him and who calls him at his office.
    I assure you that he doesn't do that.

    So when you came in to deny something that...
  23. I guess this is the problem with trying to...

    I guess this is the problem with trying to describe things in a philosophical way.
    Forget all the above. And no... if you don't agree with me that doesn't make you SOS.

    Maybe I can't describe...
  24. I'd like to answer this in a more global fashion....

    I'd like to answer this in a more global fashion.
    Intimidation to gain power or control is a human affliction. Its not owned by any one group or town... its throughout the world and throughout...
  25. You're not looking it up the right way. Look up ...

    You're not looking it up the right way. Look up last name Services, first name Save, middle name Our
    They may also have a website but it escapes me at the moment.
  26. Privacy is Priceless

    If we had electronic keypad voting then all 'they' would be staring at is their keypad.

    Article 22 Monday night... YES !!!!! Couldn't resist.
  27. Jeff D. I honestly was confused.. thats it -...

    Jeff D. I honestly was confused.. thats it - nothing more. I read what Jeff B said and if it profiles anybody it narrows down to perhaps 4,000 people. I've never spoke with Ms. Orlov before and...
  28. Confused ?

    Melissa, I'm confused. Has somebody accused you of something?
    If not, then why would you sign in here and deny something that you are not accused of?
  29. I see it differently, the sign says WHO and WHAT...

    I see it differently, the sign says WHO and WHAT and points to the site. The site says WHY. The site is an extension of the sign.
    As time goes on more and more people use sites and more and more...
  30. I appreciate you accepting my suggestions in a...

    I appreciate you accepting my suggestions in a way that we don't have to go back and forth over them. They are meant as constructive and you obviously took them that way.

    I have heard the sign...
  31. Jeff, I've never seen Michael Short write an...

    Jeff, I've never seen Michael Short write an endorsement letter in the Crier for a candidate and then vote as part of an endorsement for the same candidate and against that candidates opponent. In...
  32. I just read that Smulowitz is undecided about...

    I just read that Smulowitz is undecided about running again against Ross in the fall.
    ...
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    Ian, thank you for chiming in here. Shawn Kinney...

    Ian, thank you for chiming in here. Shawn Kinney will be an important addition to the SC and one where he will bring a fresh perspective on many things and will create (in my opinion) varied...
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    Shawn Kinney is now out newest school committee...

    Shawn Kinney is now out newest school committee member !
    Congratulations to Mr. Kinney and Wayland.
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    'O Contraire

    So you mean Ian Hecker, who wrote an endorsement for Beth Butler a few weeks back also must have voted for Beth Butler now and was one of the 2-0-1 votes?

    This means that Ian Hecker was already...
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    Counter Point

    To the editorial board: It would be useful to know and provide credibility of opinion to know which board member voted which way. Specifically name vs. vote cast. You are not required to do this,...
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    There are people who feel that spending almost...

    There are people who feel that spending almost $1M on a beach house is a great idea.
    There are people who feel that spending money school technology is a great idea.
    There are people who feel that...
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    Seems to me that in any publicly funded position...

    Seems to me that in any publicly funded position there is, at least, an obligation to survey the field and look at a number of candidates.

    Did the school committee make an attempt to find any...
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    Perhaps, but in Mass its legal and available to...

    Perhaps, but in Mass its legal and available to all of us and we don't get it. Other cities do give it to their electorate.
    We have a NANNY government in Wayland who lumps it all together for us.
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    No NANNIES Allowed here

    Kim, I intended evil in the economic sense of acting in one's self-interest and especially if the self wants certain things paid for by others who may not be able to afford it or want it.



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    Wait a minute 'selfishly' is an overly strong...

    Wait a minute 'selfishly' is an overly strong word. How can someone have a debate with you if your going to marginalize them as being 'selfish' ??
    (Hmmm... this seems to ring of deja vu' doesn't...
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    Boolean Override Logic

    Confused, "To call someone who disagrees with 'evil' is to discourage debate"
    I didn't call you evil ... I said YES/NO overrides are evil and thats because of the way they are used.
    Sometimes truth...
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    Jeff, wow... that happened? I thought I've heard...

    Jeff, wow... that happened?
    I thought I've heard everything. What a bone headed move on the part of that person?
    I'd be curious (off line) to hear how the BoA responded to that. Not sure what...
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    Hey John, I want to hear from other people too on...

    Hey John, I want to hear from other people too on this. Thats why I setup this thread which had no real action until I labeled YES/NO pork barrel ballot questions as EVIL and EXTORTIVE.
    I'm all...
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    Somewhere between YES and NO... I would be very...

    Somewhere between YES and NO... I would be very curious to hear about that on this situation.

    When I was on the BoS there was an instance where ambulance drivers were being lumped into a...
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    When I look at the consequences of forcing a...

    When I look at the consequences of forcing a YES/NO both at the local level and at the federal level then the word 'evil' comes to mind.
    So no, I don't accept your guilt trip.
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    No No No No and No Your post #17 said 'Tax...

    No No No No and No
    Your post #17 said 'Tax Neutral' the genesis of this... and the Beach House is being financed by a 'tax maintaining' ballot question so this is a spot-on thread as opposed to...
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    Irrational NO ... its very rational and very...

    Irrational NO ... its very rational and very evil. About as evil as 'pork barrel' rationally gets.
    Now manipulative ? Well yes..........

    And Oh, I just don't see a lot of dialogue on my thread...
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    I think a better analogy is that the car is now...

    I think a better analogy is that the car is now paid off and you could still drive it for another 50,000 miles and the family presses you to buy a new one right away (of equal payment) so that you...
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    Here is the difference. 'Tax Neutral' is kind of...

    Here is the difference.
    'Tax Neutral' is kind of a benign term which says that everything is OK.
    'Tax Maintaining' says more of what it really is... you taxes ain't goin down... were maintaining...
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    It does have a cost to the taxpayers. Its a...

    It does have a cost to the taxpayers. Its a missed opportunity for taxes to go down.

    So the expression from now on isn't tax neutral its *tax maintaining*
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    No menu - no override

    On Thursday May 7th, 2010 the Wayland Town Crier published two op-ed pieces on the upcoming debt exclusion override.

    One op-ed was entitled "Vote 'yes' on debt exclusion override question" and...
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    On the second town center vote we had an...

    On the second town center vote we had an additional venue at the middle school. That was the one time I remember.
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    Continued....

    They keypad voting systems are un-related to the Diebold systems issue or even the 'pregant chad' low tech issues of the Florida lottery.

    I can tell you that electronic keypad voting in a closed...
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    Margaritas and Democracy

    John, I think its a wonderful idea to combine electronic voting with the beach house... think of the possibilities. Watch the sunset and practice democracy !

    Of course, the problem is that voting...
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    Mr Stack was mentioned as part of a FinCom...

    Mr Stack was mentioned as part of a FinCom analysis on TM format changes and, in particular, e-voting... so my post was never off thread.

    Where did I use the words biased or unfair? I think you...
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    Jeff, I don't think it was off topic... it is...

    Jeff, I don't think it was off topic... it is wide open for topics from Bustin for Selectman and this thread turned FinCom and voting on articles of which mine was included in that group. And Paul...
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    Zero is a perfect score too !!

    On Electronic Voting the FinCom was 0-7 against it... PERFECT SCORE !!
    Finally, I did something PERFECT !

    But the next day the FinCom (Cherry specifically) told me that "the FinCom thought that...
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    My point was to cut the salaries of real people -...

    My point was to cut the salaries of real people - not virtual people but do it in a way that is part of a plan and covers everybody concerned.
    Singling out one person to make a point not only...
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    No I got your point. You think that some...

    No I got your point. You think that some amendment at town meeting by a citizen to cut the clerk's salary is a valid method to cut salaries for ALL administrators (as if some avalanche will occur...
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    Your missing the point Kim. You don't cut...

    Your missing the point Kim. You don't cut salaries by making a motion at town meeting to single one person out.
    You do it as a concerted plan and agreement by the BoS and FinCom and have all...
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    Questions, Questions, Questions BUT SO FAR NO ANSWERS

    If you mean mired in since 2004 then yes, I'm mired in them.



    What criteria would exclude the clerk from a uniform cut to all administrators?



    Yes, lets share electronic keypad voting...
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    So Don, I have some campaign questions for both...

    So Don, I have some campaign questions for both you and John Bladon:

    1. Do you feel that Wayland citizens should be given line item decision power when voting on override ballot questions?
    ...
  64. On 7-April-2010 I have a 12 minute speech to the...

    On 7-April-2010 I have a 12 minute speech to the League of Women Voters on the subject of Electronic Voting at town meeting.

    The film of this speech is now available at: ...
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    Jeff, I did just take that stance... no reply's...

    Jeff, I did just take that stance... no reply's to anonymous but suppose an anonymous replies to me who is named?
    Then the discussion ends.... so best not to participate until the experiment is...
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    As I've stated before. The real value of this DF...

    As I've stated before. The real value of this DF is the fact that its named and its moderated.
    This allows a balance of power between the posters.

    When it becomes anonymous, I drop out....
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    As Sam Kinison said: "Hey Tom you could have...

    As Sam Kinison said: "Hey Tom you could have just shrugged it off and laughed about it... hey maybe he is gay?" (And there is nothing wrong with that)
    Kim, am I off thread now?
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    If your talking about the Tom Selleck incident...

    If your talking about the Tom Selleck incident which was cica 1991 ish then we would be talking about a guy with a macho reputation ie. Magnum PI as one example. He built his career on his...
  69. Jeff, the Pelham Island Road with the Duck Boat...

    Jeff, the Pelham Island Road with the Duck Boat is the 'Picture of the Year' for Wayland... you should submit it to the Crier for that purpose and, of course, get a credit.
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    Well we both agree that anonymity and slander is...

    Well we both agree that anonymity and slander is an interesting topic. And that is because it gets into rights of privacy and freedom of speech. Then there is the topic of slander which, in itself,...
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    This is what Marty wrote on at least one occasion...

    This is what Marty wrote on at least one occasion

    Marty August 21, 2009 at 11:41 PM
    I read in the Villager that the Police Chief Search Committee met in executive session with members of the...
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    This is a dangerous situation and there should be a very high bar to do this

    Jeff, thanks for pointing this out.
    If a person anonymous or not makes slanderous statements then there is a basis for pursuit and IP unmasking... freedom of speech does not protect all types of...
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    John Bladon for Selectman?

    I agree, I would like to see Mr. Bladon post here and give us something to chew on.
    At least Don has been here and has already given us plenty.
  74. I feel the same approach is appropriate for...

    I feel the same approach is appropriate for Wayland TM using e-voting and yes, 60 seconds.
  75. Mark, Its interesting that you note about the...

    Mark,
    Its interesting that you note about the ordering of the articles by the selectmen. In general, the selectmen will take a position and reflect that position in terms of a public statement in...
  76. These proposals are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

    The issues to me are these

    1. What is your philosophy of having a legislative arm of the town government. Keep it as a traditional town meeting or make some portion of it go to the polls.
    2. ...
  77. Upcoming events

    Our moderator, Mr. Peter Gossels, Selectman Steve Correa and a number of town residents have formed a town meeting study committee which meets on Thursdays. The email that was sent to the...
  78. I believe the distribution but not the advocacy. ...

    I believe the distribution but not the advocacy. But people will always challenge (and its their right to do so) where the line is. This will cause undue legal expenses.
    Also, now imagine that the...
  79. First a disclosure: I am the lead petitioner for...

    First a disclosure: I am the lead petitioner for Electronic Voting article for ATM May 2010
    The website I have developed to cover the many details of this proposal can be seen at ...
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    Yes Kim, thats true too.

    Yes Kim, thats true too.
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    Jeff, Mr. Tichnor will be replaced with a hand...

    Jeff, Mr. Tichnor will be replaced with a hand selected SOS candidate prior to the end date of Tuesday March 23rd and no, I will not venture a public guess as to who that will be.
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    Q05

    I'll take a stab at Q05

    If a resident files a public records request then that request is itself a public record.
    If the board is discussing the public records request then it is legal to mention...
  83. Poll: Taxing questions

    We already have that type of situation, its called charter schools.



    Some random thoughts on what you said:

    As one who has railed against RE taxation, I always felt that some degree of...
  84. Poll: HR Block saw them last night and no you can't see...

    HR Block saw them last night and no you can't see them because they aren't going to offset our RE tax.
    All the things you mention are at a non-local level... so we have to ask, why do we get to see...
  85. Poll: Hey wait a minute, if we are going to use your...

    Hey wait a minute, if we are going to use your income to supplant our RE taxes then I want to know how much you make....
    I want to make sure everything is fair.... perhaps your deductions are...
  86. Poll: Jeff, yet another untended consequence. A...

    Jeff, yet another untended consequence. A Wayland city income tax to augment local RE tax based on assessments which are public information but your income is ONLY known between you and the IRS.
    ...
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    A DVD movie is about 2G. A blue ray is more like...

    A DVD movie is about 2G. A blue ray is more like 4G
    So 250G is like 125 DVD movies and 63 blue rays.

    I will assume that this 250G is is 'per month' ?? Please confirm this. I have to...
  88. Poll: I would prefer to not provide new avenues for...

    I would prefer to not provide new avenues for government to tax its citizens.
    I don't trust the idea that if another taxation stream were added then somehow both would combine in such a way to...
  89. Poll: Jeff, I'll bet you thought the original CLT...

    Jeff, I'll bet you thought the original CLT initiative was prop 25 and you were overjoyed... and discovered to your dismay later that it was actually prop 2.5 [GRIN]



    Jeff, We've had a...
  90. Poll: Some unintended consequences.... 1. Rich...

    Some unintended consequences....

    1. Rich person with lots of liquid worth and stock (which is not cashed in)
    Puts interest income into trust and gets trust allocations not subject to...
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    Jeff, I gather from the response that perhaps...

    Jeff,

    I gather from the response that perhaps only the incumbent will run for SC this year ..... or her replacement.
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    You said above he went to the polls abstained. Is...

    You said above he went to the polls abstained. Is that your understanding?

    But did he say that he actually turned in a blank voting ballot?
    He could have gone to the polls and then decided he was...
  93. Freud would be proud

    Don, what I like about you is that you can take an analytical or quantitative discussion and turn it into philosophical tome, or an analysis paralysis (tongue in cheek).

    And YES... I'm going to...
  94. 'unkind' maybe true... but its really 'in kind' ...

    'unkind' maybe true... but its really 'in kind' :)



    The unfair advantage had noting to do with the size of the list. The size of the list has nothing to do with the number of students in...
  95. What is the true value of an email address?

    The SOS thread has evolved into yet another interesting topic, that being how does one guage the value of an email address and as specifically applied to local politics?

    There are many parameters...
  96. Thread: Sos

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    Kim, as I tried to say a number of times the OCPF...

    Kim, as I tried to say a number of times the OCPF value of an email is the cost of printing/materials/labor/postage. This is around $1 / piece. If 3,000 emails are sent 6 times then that would be...
  97. Thread: Sos

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    Ben, I'm glad you believe you know how to...

    Ben,
    I'm glad you believe you know how to generate specialty lists of private emails that are not in the public domain.
    And as for me... yes I'm sure you feel that way.
  98. Thread: Sos

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    Sorry you don't understand that this is a...

    Sorry you don't understand that this is a specialty targeted list which is not available on the open market.
    The value of this list doesn't fit your generic model.

    You should try to leave your...
  99. Thread: Sos

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    Town oriented emails? What is that? .... that...

    Town oriented emails? What is that? .... that is not the powerhouse 3,000 SOS followers that have been tightly honed and prepped..... if what you are saying is true then anybody could have a list...
  100. Thread: Sos

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    The mailing list you get from the town clerk is...

    The mailing list you get from the town clerk is 'snail mail' addresses. These cost paper, printing, postage and labor to mail. Something like $1 per piece but you would have to mail it yourself and...
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