In case you are wondering, yes we do have tornadoes in this state - it's just that we don’t have them as often as other states.
Other events this past week included in , and a so-called as three new members took their places on the board.
One change was that one of the new members, Roger Kuebel, was named as the vice chairman of the school board. With new members, word around town is to see what, if any, changes take place with ongoing school business. So far, it would appear that going into executive session at every meeting is still practiced and allowing the board’s lawyer to do the board’s talking.
As I had mentioned in a previous column, folks in the towns elected people to represent them on various town boards, yet more and more its not these people that are explaining their actions on town or school business but the legal counsel for these boards. Now and then there are issues before the boards that do need legal checking, but not week in and week out as the boards meet.
Speaking of changes in boards, I haven’t heard if the Hamilton selectmen will make any changes, such as a new chairman or other board positions. Usually this board moves the chairman’s spot to the next in line according to member’s time on the board.
Memorial Day was celebrated in both towns, with parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who served in the wars and those that died in the many battles of the wars.
One of the comments heard at the Wenham parade was that it seemed that the veterans group that marched was small in number and folks wondered why this group didn’t join with the large in Hamilton. In that way, more vets would be able to make the parades in both towns.
In regards to possibly merging the parades, I am still picking up comments about merging the two towns into one town. I suspect as I said recently, that comes about as one way to get rid of the regional school system, which would revert back to being a town department.
Well, don’t hold your breath on seeing the merger taken place anytime soon, but it does have its merits and more small towns are considering become one unit. Time will tell how this possible plan will work or instead just gather dust in the closet.
That’s all for this week. Watch out for green worms, they're still here. Bye, Bye.