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2011 Year in Review: Government News

Looking back at the last year in Wrentham government news.

As 2011 draws to a close, here's a look back at government news in the town over the year.

  • Wrentham held a of the town's officials in February. Officials exchanged ideas and talked about the issues confronting the town.
  • The town . Candidate as selectman to replace Bob Cohen, who did not seek re-election.
  • A , intended to ease the town's budget woes, in June.
  • In the June town meeting, the town , and allocate additional money to the town schools and police and fire departments from the town stabilization fund.
  • The town discussed the . Selectmen said the town must prepare, as the state is phasing out such facilities.
  • Area State Rep. Daniel Winslow proposed, and got passed, an dealing with Internet poker.
  • The town dealt with two major weather events that led to prolonged power outages: Tropical Storm Irene and the Snowtober snowstorm. The local government and considered improvements.
  • Wrentham held a town meeting in November. One of the major changes made was the to commercial.
  • Local departments are being consulted on the . Their conclusions are expected to be discussed in January.
  • Nomination papers for the April 2012 election , and several candidates have already taken out papers. So far, the only non-incumbent to take out papers is Charles Kennedy for one of the two selectmen seats up for election.

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