I actually like my borrowed tagline better than the one the League of Women Voters came up with for these lawnsigns. My 11-year-old daughter was confused by them; when I explained their purpose she replied, "That's kinda dumb."
And the fiscal conservative in me would have avoided printing the exact date so that they could be reusable. Amherst's tagline used to be "Recycling works for Amherst," although that has been replaced by "Open Government To The Max".
Well ... except when engaging in secret meetings with UMass about matters of great public concern.
As I posted earlier, this particular local annual town election tomorrow will be a snoozer. Even if every voter violated the law and voted twice, the turnout would still be pathetic.
Town website today, and reverse 911 call from Town Manger will not help much
But I do, however, have one endorsement ... only it concerns Hadley, Amherst's original Mother who wisely jettisoned us 254 years ago.
Guilford Mooring, Amherst DPW Director
Guilford Mooring for Selectman. Yes, in Hadley they still call it "Board of Selectmen".
I have known Guilford Mooring since he became Amherst DPW director in 2002, and if I had to pick the most popular employee in town (even with curmudgeons in Amherst Town Meeting) it would be him.
Guilford runs a tight ship fiscally, makes the trucks run on time, and has a sense of humor -- much needed in this town.
Plus he's a proud veteran, which probably plays far better in Hadley than it would in Amherst. And he's a great neighbor.