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When the colonists of New England had to make decisions, they
drew on customs and traditions from their communities of origin.
Big decisions were made at annual town meetings, and day to day
matters were handled by a board of selectmen. This tradition persists today… (Photo: Island Advantages Newspaper)
Our New England customs of governance and democracy are alive and well in Maine. Many towns have delegated the day to day implementation of policies to town managers and staff, and on our next program, we’ll check with three local town managers to look back at 2018 and ahead to the new year.
On this edition of Talk of the Towns, host Ron Beard welcomed town managers Jim Fisher of Deer Isle, Courtney O’Donnell of Stockton Springs and Durlin Lunt of Mount Desert, for a discussion of the health of small town governance.