We have two spotlights this month:
The first is with Abe Healey, a Hanover High School student who belongs to Scout Troop 45. For his eagle project, Abe designed and placed some American Flag retirement/dropoff points at three locations around town, where you can properly dispose of a damaged or old flag. I sit down with Abe to talk about why he was inspired for that project, and of course, we end up talking about science-fiction. Thanks Abe and the Scouts!
The second spotlight is the first of a multi-part series recapping and discussing our elections. This first is a conversation with:
- Town Clerk Bobbie Hitchcock
- Town Moderator Jeremy Eggleton
- Supervisor of the Checklist Allison Gorman
- Ballot Clerk Bill Brown
- Ballot Clerk Sandy Joslin
We talk about what it takes to make a safe, accurate election actually happen in Hanover, how you accurately count and record thousands of ballots (not the way you might think), the importance of accurate record keeping and building trust in our elections, and some memorable moments they had.
This spotlight is in part to thank the over 80 individuals, almost all of whom are volunteer, who directly work on the election, plus the dozens more who support it. Thank you all for doing what you do, ensuring one of the most important and sacred components to our society can happen in a trusted fashion.
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