Friday, July 15, 2005

Friday Local News Snippets

The Daily News Tribune reports that the Legislature has overridden Governor Romney's veto of the Nonantum Road study. This comes shortly after a two car collision on the road which caused minor injuries and property damage.

H2Otown points us to a thorough Globe Article outlining the current and expected candidates for Watertown Town Council, School Committee and Library Board of Trustees. In addition, she has invited any and all candidates to sign up for an account and plead their cases directly. I would be thrilled if a candidate took her up on her offer, but I'm not holding my breath.

Speaking of the Town Council, there's a bizarre story in today's Tab about how longtime councilor Marilyn Petitto Devaney is being investigated by the police on charges that she forged council president Pam Piantedosi's signature on a proclamation that went up on the town's website. Devaney claims to have gotten Piantedosi's permission to use her name so that the proclamation, which congratulated Sacred Heart Church for being allowed to stay open, would be able to be uploaded to the town's site before it was "too late". Frankly, I have no idea what that even means. I know Devaney has been on the Town Council forever, and that she has the respect of a lot of people in Watertown, and throughout the state, but this, coupled with her other recent actions, makes me think she's a little nuts.