Tag Archive: town meeting

Mar 08

The miracle of restoring faith

Tonight I covered a New Hampshire town meeting for the newspaper. Small towns in New Hampshire and Vermont still follow the old form of direct democracy – one person, one vote, sitting in a town hall to discuss and vote on budgets and other municipal issues. It’s a time-honored tradition that holds a very dear …

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Feb 07

The miracle of not being the smartest person in the room

I grew up in a home where being smart was prized above almost everything.  With a father who was a writer and a mother who was an editor, it was a given that I would learn how to write well.  I learned math from cribbage and spelling from Scrabble.  By the time I was six …

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