On 980 WCAP, we had Mike Blatus Sr, and Selectman John Zimini as guests on the program to discuss their opinion on the $2.9 Million tax override ballot question.
Having been long time adversaries on many topics over the years, Blatus, Zimini, and host Warren Shaw have often disagreed and been adversaries for the last few years.
Now, we see people from all over town coming together in opposition to this tax override.
Speaking for those who are elderly, or on fixed incomes, Blatus himself says he just can’t afford this. Speaking as a Selectman who just disagrees with decisions being made in the school department, Zimini spoke to his months and years fighting for information. Noting his years of experience in government leadership, not to mention owner and operator of a small business in town, Shaw has offered options and opinions on this issue as well, seeing the damage this tax can do to businesses throughout the town.
“Its amazing how much we are agreeing,” Zimini notes, fascinated by the coming together of so many disparate groups in town in opposition to the tax increase.
I’ve posted three clips here from the show. The first is Mike Blatus talking about his history with the town, and recent problems regarding signs.
The second starts the discussion with John Zimini, about his efforts to get information and his belief in bad decisions being made over at the school district.
The last clip continues the discussion, and moves into other general discussions regarding the upcoming town manager selection.
As the interview came to an end, one of the funniest text messages I received: “Where was Deeb?”
Update: For those looking for a sign, send contact info to email@example.com.