A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:
Open meeting law needs looser definition
MASSACHUSETTS—At the risk of sounding like a geezer, I want to tell you a little about what it was like reporting on local government before there was such a thing as an open meeting law.
Lunenburg Town Clerk Kathryn Herrick said Wednesday afternoon that all meetings for this week were posted by last Thursday night, and does not feel a violation of the state's Open Meeting Law was committed.
"I put all of the meetings up myself. I remember because I had someone stand there with me to hold up the glass," Herrick said Wednesday afternoon.