Amherst Town Flag, Town Hall
So better late than never, the village that -- like President Obama -- wants to be known for transparency has uploaded to our award winning town website all town employee salaries, mimicking the 18 month old state program known as "Open Checkbook."
Well, all town employees -- but that does not include the public schools who eat up the lions share of our $68 million budget.
Northampton, our sister city to the west, has been doing this for years now and of course my readers will note I uploaded both schools and town salaries a couple months ago.
And yes it still attracts a fair number of hits. And will continue to do so since folks seem more interested in the schools than the town.
Editor's note: opening sentence contains sarcasm