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Covering Hamilton and Robbinsville townships in-depth for The Trentonian. I can be reached at (609) 989-7800 ext. 207 or (609) 468-6962. Email me at or follow me @awisefool.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Board discusses recording meetings

From today's Trentonian:

Much of the first half of the Hamilton Township School Board meeting revolved around what the board hasn’t said and isn’t saying.

Community members and board candidates laid into the board over drops in high school rankings, increases in the budget and a decision by the board not to tape its executive sessions.

“We had a wonderful presentation to start the meeting,” said Dina Thornton, candidate for the board after the group broke for executive session.

“Unfortunately it took on a different turn because many people were unhappy with the school district and decisions they are making.”

The 4-to-3 vote against recording, which the sponsoring board member, Jeff Hewitson, said would make the board more open to the public. Other board members and a representative for law firm Capehart and Scatchard said it would be more trouble than it is worth.

You can read the full story here. More to come from the second half of last night's meeting.


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