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Manager’s Message

Dear residents, I would like to share an update on some events happening in town: Route 7/Middle Road/Railroad Street Intersection Redesign: This week we obtained some additional cost information for the secretary of transportation. We’ll consult with a property owner about …  Read more

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Book Notes

We all know the signs that Thanksgiving has arrived: teenagers pouting at the kids table, uncles knocking over glasses watching football, cousins bickering over Monopoly when the banker is accused of cheating. All the family trappings of humor, love and …  Read more

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