The town meeting form of government, it is often said, is the “purest form of democracy,” and while SB 2 separated town and school meetings from ballot voting two decades ago, that notion remains fundamentally true.
With drive-through voting at the town garage, casting a ballot will be unorthodox, to say the least. Please be patient if there are delays or snafus. In the midst of a once-in-lifetime pandemic, let’s not lose sight of the importance of our most fundamental responsibility and privilege as Co…
For local businesses, April is the most off-season of months, so when the pandemic struck, as bad as it was, there was a collective sigh of relief that it didn’t hit in August.
In a recent letter to the editor, Madison Realtor Phil LaRoche made a compelling argument for absolute property rights, tracing them back to the Middle Ages. But in most towns, such rights are not absolute, the most obvious example being zoning (as we know, residential zones rarely include c…
There’s a fundamental reason why anger over the killing of a wild duck by members of the Kennett High School football team continues, and it is one that the school district and the Conway School Board, especially chairman Joe Lentini, aren’t getting.
Food trucks and Airbnb short-term rentals have been in the news lately, and Town Hall officials are beginning to address a changing business environment created by what’s called “the sharing economy.”
For selectman, we endorse incumbent Carl Thibodeau. Nothing more needs to be said other than he is a practical, clear-thinking conservative who brings to the board an important Conway Village perspective.
We agree with columnist Bill Marvel that the school budget is bloated, resulting this year in an unacceptable tax increase of $300 on a home valued at $200,000.
To defeat Articles 4, 5 and 6 in Conway’s town vote next Tuesday on the misguided notion that their passage would create units for Airbnb rentals would be giving in to a straw man argument.
A hearing Thursday will determine whether Kennett High School metals and machine tool teacher Andy Shaw will be terminated for hosting a party at which minors were reportedly drinking alcohol.