Robie Grant: Disagrees with timing for Hadley special Town Meeting

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Kudos to the committees that have worked so hard to create concrete plans to address Hadley’s public building needs (including a state grant for almost $4 million).

Unfortunately, the same cannot be offered to our Select Board, which has scheduled the special town meeting to address these important issues the last week of August, a time when many town residents will be out of town on vacation, and on the evening before the first day of school, asking parents to choose between their desire to participate in town democracy and their need to attend to the many details of getting their children ready, and well rested, for the first day back to school.

If this were some other place, at some other time, some might call it voter suppression.

Robie Grant