Marblehead Town Hall

Thinking big in Marblehead

Marblehead Town Hall.

Tucked away at the end of the annual Town Meeting warrant are two articles demonstrating how a small town can simultaneously be a refuge for its residents from rest of the world and a stage for changing the world.

Article 33 asks meeting members to decide if $2,600 should be spent on decorating town commercial areas in December with “garlands, wreaths, ribbon etc.” The request conjures up visions of 1940s holiday movies w…

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