This week’s question:

National Grid is doing cable replacement work next month in certain neighborhoods. The work will provide new cable service to residents and end the unexpected power outages that have gone on for years.

Residents at the Select Board meeting Monday night expressed frustrations over the outages that last up to nine hours, and the delays from National Grid to get the work done.

Do you think National Grid is doing enough to help these residents?

Yes - They are fixing the problem next month.

No - Residents have complained about this ongoing issue for years.

Last week’s question:

The Select Board recently approved Town Manager Andrew Flanagan’s long-range financial goals and voted that his development of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget will not exceed a 3.65% rate of increase in the average tax bill. In the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, the average tax bill saw a 3.8% increase. Do you think 3.65% is a reasonable rate of increase, or should it be less?

Yes - It is a reasonable increase, especially since it will be less than the prior fiscal year. 16 votes.

No - Tax bills should see a rate of increase less than 3.65%. 28 votes.

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