The Owl and Town Meeting
I thought I had seen it all, Weston, and regardless of outcome, was ready to carry on with being Westonian today. But after a four-and-a-half hour Town Meeting where a raucous, rude group heckled and insulted a number of volunteers for the town, I find I am spent. Not a single joke to make. I watched grown men high-five at voting down the tree law and say “we put them in their place.” There were audience members yelling comments, snorting and scoffing in volunteer government presentations and completely out of order. I am aghast.
Town Meeting almost always contains a surprise or a laugh and did not fail in that regard. Now I too want to play pickleball with Geoge Clooney, just not in Weston.
To Ripley Hastings, the Town Moderator, you are priceless and kept grace under pressure. To Laurie Bent, Lori Hess, Katharina Wilkins, and all the women who took a lot of nasty last night, I see you and I thank you for keeping on.
You can find out the results of the Town Meeting on the Town page. I strongly recommend that those who did not go to meeting NOT watch the video. It will take me quite some time to erase those images.
The Owl will be back sometime when she has gotten lots of therapy, mostly of the barked kind.