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Another year in Walpole comes to a close

December 31, 2015

It is December 31, 2015, which means today is 180’s seventh and final birthday. This blog started on December 31, 2008 and has been successful thanks to all of you.

As we look forward to the future, and what looks to be an exciting 2016, we also must look at how far we have come in the last year. Thanks to the help of many of you reading this blog, we delivered unbelievable reform to Town Hall, by electing common sense voices to the Board of Selectmen, Moderator’s office, Sewer and Water Commission, and Town Meeting.

The “old guard” has left the building, along with their tired manage-by-override mentality, replaced by a new set of leaders who are putting taxpayers first.

Congratulations to the people of Walpole for having the forethought to elect such a great set of faces to town leadership posts. This is YOUR government – accountable, responsive, and fiscally conservative!

It is also worth mentioning what we have lost in 2015.

We have lost countless people, in life, like former Selectman Tom McCormack and longtime historian Betty Cottrell; and in service, like Town Clerk Ron Fucile and Assistant Town Clerk Pat MacConnell.

We also lost and WalpoleWords, and Walpole Times editor Keith Ferguson. They were both great partners to 180.

We also look forward to seeing how the 2016 presidential election plays out, and which way Walpole voters will go during the upcoming Democratic and Republican primaries. There are many great candidates to choose from – who will you be supporting?

Looking forward to seeing you all around our hometown in 2016! Check back on 180 frequently.

Best wishes for the new year.

~ Sam

One Comment leave one →
  1. Chad permalink
    December 31, 2015 6:31 PM

    You also lost 75% of the Recreation Department

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