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MSA Leadership Confererce

Issues so far:

1. Legislative update – ed funding, zoning changes, $1 b. FY19 surplus
2. Select Board vs. Selectmen
3. 3 vs. 5 member boards
4. Engaging residents

Most of program still to come. Well worth the time.

Law Day

Massachusetts Bar Association says “thanks, but no thanks” – i.e. no high school wanted me to volunteer with them on Law Day –

law day 2019

Dear Osler Peterson:

 

On behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association, I would like to thank you for offering to volunteer for the MBA’s 2019 Law Day Education Program.

 

We had an overwhelming response to our call for Law Day volunteers this year and couldn’t be prouder of our membership for stepping up to the plate for this important initiative. We ended up having more volunteers than schools requesting presentations and, although we tried to match up multiple volunteers with schools where we could, we unfortunately could not place everyone.

 

Regrettably, we were not able to match you with a school this year, but we expect to run this program again in 2020 and hope you will be available to participate then. Thank you for stepping up to volunteer, as our programs cannot succeed without people like you.

 

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, please click here for information regarding other MBA programs, or you may email the MBA directly at communityservices@massbar.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

Grace V.B. Garcia

MBA Secretary and Civics Task Force Chair

Eagle Scouts

Brian Schubert, Nicholas Iannone, III, and Issac Popper were celebrated this afternoon by Troop 89 for becoming Eagle Scouts at the UCC.

Toys for elephants

Elephants at the Buttonwood Park Zoo receive new toy from Mass. College of Art student class

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/13/massart-students-create-toys-for-elephants-new-bedford-zoo/EGB79VBrsiZB3TgUjpmpnO/story.html

elephant & toy

Annual town meeting (ATM)

Through a technology failure last night, my photo did not get posted last night, so here is that post again with the photo.

20190429_ATM

The ATM moved along quickly. Not much controversy. All articles passed.

The greatest controversy seemed to be residents wanting the selectmen to spend $15,000 instead of the $1,000 that was recommended on such town improvements as the Board of Selectmen saw fit. $1,000 won out, and the budget was balanced without an over ride.  I estimated that one passing by about 60%-40%.

Water donated by CVS and distributed by the Medfield Foundation.

Along with spare controversies at the ATM, there was also sparse attendance.

Town Meeting

20190429_ATM

 

The ATM moved along quickly. Not much controversy. All articles passed.

The greatest controversy seemed to be residents wanting the selectmen to spend $15,000 instead of the $1,000 that was recommended. $1,000 won out, and the budget was balanced without an over ride.

Water donated by CVS and distributed by the Medfield Foundation.

Stop River

The Stop River this morning – Medfield acting as the sponge that keeps Boston from flooding.