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    Re: Missing Cats

    Just FYI, I hope that this isn't the cause of the missing cats, but a few days ago, both of our cats (outdoor cats) were almost caught by a red fox. We live in the Lake Cochituate area. The first...
  2. I think that "fiscal conservative" has meaning in...

    I think that "fiscal conservative" has meaning in public debate only in specific historical, economic or political contexts and is useful pretty much only for signaling certain bona fides and...
  3. A counter-DONATION to oppose Westboro Baptist bigotry

    Please be aware that the Westboro Baptist Church group (led by Fed Phelps) -- the despicable group that, among other things, protests at the funerals of fallen soldiers -- are coming tomorrow...
  4. Since someone earlier accused me of being a...

    Since someone earlier accused me of being a sociologist (which I consider a compliment) I will make the sociological observation that it is interesting to me to see that all of the proponents of this...
  5. I'm not sure why some find it so difficult to...

    I'm not sure why some find it so difficult to grasp why I might prefer an open standing voting process at Town Meeting over privatizing it. When I participate at town meeting, I am there not just to...
  6. I appreciate the feedback on these issues. As to...

    I appreciate the feedback on these issues. As to the voting issue, I agree that it is less intimidating to vote privately than to stand up and be counted. But I guess I think of the private voting...
  7. Town Beach, Electronic voting and governing together

    I just posted this comment at the end of a very long thread and then thought it might never been seen, so I hope people don't mind that I am re-posting this as a new thread. Some points about a...
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    At the risk of upsetting the apple cart here and...

    At the risk of upsetting the apple cart here and getting back to the original thread, I have two points I'd like to make about the original topics:

    1. Beach House: I think it is important to...
  9. I think you must be talking about a different...

    I think you must be talking about a different race. Ross got close to 16,000 votes, not 6000. And in a consistently Republican voting district. And there is no evidence whatsoever that this total...
  10. What analysis? This has been a conservative...

    What analysis? This has been a conservative Senatorial district for many years, which is why Scott Brown held this seat in the first place. The majority of voters in this district do not vote...
  11. Well, yes, congratulations to Mr. Ross. A nice...

    Well, yes, congratulations to Mr. Ross. A nice win for him; but given his full time job running a funeral home in Wrentham, his lack of understanding of complex public policy issues, and his being...
  12. Today we have a chance to finally elect a state...

    Today we have a chance to finally elect a state senator for our district who is smart, independent minded, and will work hard for Wayland. Vote for Peter Smulowitz today!
  13. It seems a strange thing for a Republican Rep to...

    It seems a strange thing for a Republican Rep to report that he would be a moderate Democrat in any other state. Then why is he a Reoublican in this state? Why not at least be a conservative...
  14. Peter Smulowitz has been endorsed by the Boston...

    Peter Smulowitz has been endorsed by the Boston Globe in his race against Republican Representative Richard Ross. The special election is this coming Tuesday, May 11.

    To learn more about the two...
  15. If you'd like to get to know Peter, people are...

    If you'd like to get to know Peter, people are invited to attend a meet and greet for him at Broomstones Curling Club this Friday at 8:00pm. Here are the details:

    When: Friday, April 30, 2010...
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    Congratulations to Wayland Voters

    Just wanted to post a word of congratulations to Wayland voters. In the primary election just held for our state senate race, Wayland voters turned out in larger relative numbers than any other town...
  17. A quick update on the State Senate race: Peter...

    A quick update on the State Senate race: Peter Smulowitz has been endorsed today by both the MetroWest Daily News and the Boston Globe. See:

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  18. Ah, yes, I've heard about those enormous war...

    Ah, yes, I've heard about those enormous war chests held by all those Selectmen and school board members and other local officials that keep getting re-elected . . . .
  19. Jeff, Com on, really? You know elected officials...

    Jeff, Com on, really? You know elected officials have term limits that are real. They are called elections. And they happen far more often than retirements do.
  20. Jeff B, there are a huge number of assumptions...

    Jeff B, there are a huge number of assumptions and straw men in your response and I can't possibly get into all of that, but I will say that your argument strikes me as essrntially a populist one...
  21. Jeff B., I am receving alerts when posts come in...

    Jeff B., I am receving alerts when posts come in to this thread and I just had to follow-up on this post of yours. I have never seen this perspective before. Two quick thoughts:

    1. If majorities...
  22. Special Election for State Senate Seat -- Support Smulowitz

    Just a reminder that there is an important special election in progress to choose the person who will replace Scott Brown as Wayland's State Senator on Beacon Hill. The Democratic primary is this...
  23. Poll: SUpport Marth Coakley

    I urge a vote for Martha Coakley. These two candidates are very different and voters have a clear choice. 1. Scott Brown has been Wayland's State Senator for several terms and there is not much to...
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    Susan Pope Should be Ashamed

    It is a sad day for our town and our district. Susan Pope has decided to drag our local politics into the gutter. She has mailed to apparently every household in the district a political postcard...
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    Re-Elect State Representative Tom Conroy

    There are so many reasons to support Tom Conroy for re-election because Tom has done such a good job in so many ways and on so many issues. Tom's impact as just a first-term representative has been...
  26. Vote for Niki Tsongas on Tuesday Sept. 4th

    The 5th Congressional District is fortunate to have a number of fine Democrats running in the current special election to fill the seat being vacated by Congressman Marty Meehan. Niki Tsongas stands...
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    Why to vote for Tom Conroy for State Rep

    I am writing to start a thread about the State Rep race, which has important implications for our town's future. Full disclosure: I am the Chair of the Democratic Committee in Wayland and am working...
  28. Thread: Town Center

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    You are correct that the owners of the property...

    You are correct that the owners of the property have communicated to the town that they will be submitting a 40B application soon. The preview of their plan that they presented to the Board of...
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