Meet Hamilton's Segway Man

Have you seen Jay cruising around town on his Segway?

Name: Jay Burnham

Street: North Street, Hamilton

Family: Wife, Linda Morey; Two Welsh Terriers, Ozzie and Harriet.

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Hobbies/interests: Traveling, hiking, canoeing, fly-fishing, letter-boxing and cooking.

What are you passionate about? Helping people achieve the American Dream of home ownership. Also, fiscal responsibility in our town.

Best book: "Three Cups of Tea"

Best movie: "Cool Hand Luke," of course.

Dream vacation: A year in Provence.

How long have you lived in Hamilton-Wenham? Since 1995.

Why did you chose Hamilton-Wenham? Open space, a strong sense of community and walking distance to a great coffee shop.

What is your favorite place in Hamilton Wenham? My neighborhood, because of my neighbors.

What is your favorite shop? . I go there to hear the talk of the towns and enjoy the camaraderie, the political banter and the daily morning laughs and coffee, of course.

What is a fact about you that most people don't know? I inhaled. I was also a commercial fisherman and tour boat captain before starting my real estate career.

Do you have an usual or funny story having to do with Hamilton-Wenham? When I first bought my Segway, I took it down to the to let the officers test drive it. They each excelled at riding it and most of them wanted to spend much more time than I had, at the time, riding it. I decided it was best not to argue with someone with a gun on his or her hip. We all had fun.

Where would someone see you around town? Henderson's, of course, but also , , , various Town Board meetings, Annual and Special Town Meetings, showing houses or gliding around on the Segway.

Which local services and programs have you, or do you, support? I joined the Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club when we moved to Hamilton and I served as a member of the Hamilton Planning Board and the Hamilton Housing Authority. I also actively support Citizens For Fiscal Responsibility (aka: Enough Is Enough) as a member of that group's Steering Committee. (Did I mention that I strongly support the Hamilton-Wenham Patch?)

Most admired figures: Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Gordon Sato.

Favorite quote: "Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve."

What have you been up to lately? Recently I have been using telekinesis to reconstruct user interface flows and as a result I can now convert caffeine molecules into atomic fusion. ;-)


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