Don Marquis (Arlington’s former town manager) met with Sean and Mike to discuss a unique, timely idea… what if we invited both presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain to Arlington for a Town Meeting? “If they only have one (town meeting)… Why not Arlington?” said Marquis. It seems like a long shot until you listen to Mr. Marquis’ history lesson on the importance of Arlington from the Revolutionary War through its long tradition of debate and discussion at town meetings. Mr. Marquis contacted the Selectman and presented the idea at a public meeting last Thursday. He expects unanimous support from the Board of Selectman and already has the full support of our office.
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“Don Marquis’ enthusiasm is contagious. I’d love to see it happen,” Rep Garballey