This week, two local newspapers included stories that mentioned local campaign-related activities.
The Spencer New Leader included an article (page 2) on the shape of the May 6th election. It confirmed that the only contest in West Brookfield will be the race for Selectman. The election for Regional School Commitee will not even fill all of the seats in this election.
The Quaboag Current ran a story (pages 1 and 8) on the proposed reconfiguration of one of the major intersections in West Brookfield. This intersection is along the perimeter of the West Brookfield Common, which is one of the very attractive features of this community. As one might expect, this proposal has gotten a lot of scrutiny - and raised a lot of emotion. The Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on the topic this week - I attended that hearing. The Current's story included a question that I asked regarding funding for the project.