In 2010 Jim Lyons was elected to replace L'Italien. While L'Italien always paid attention to our town, the same cannot be said of Lyons. Just this past summer, Tarr requested a meeting with the Boxford selectmen to discuss an issue relative to the salt study. Tarr, Hill and Lyons were in attendance. Before the meeting started, I watched as Rep. Lyons introduced himself to the members of the Board of Selectmen. After a year and a half in office, he had never met our town officials nor attended a selectmen's meeting. Ironically, at this same meeting the Selectmen recognized L'Italien for her important role working on this issue.
Due to redistricting, only residents of precinct 1 have the opportunity to vote for Barbara L'Italien. I hope that they will vote for her, as she has demonstrated that she will be an effective, responsive representative for all of Boxford.