Returning to Concordian civility

April 25, 2024

From time to time, certain issues arise that grip the citizens of our town. The naming of the new middle school seems to be one of them. 

As rumors swirl of confrontations and public shaming of elected officials, this year’s Town Meeting promises to be a heated one, especially when Article 22 surfaces. 

Absent the privacy of the voting booth, the paper ballot at least provides a similar level of anonymity and allows both voters and elected town officials to freely express their choices and avoid the current incivilities that are so uncharacteristic of Concord.

Pierce Browne

Newbury Court