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Local politics + social media = TERRIBLE

If ever there were a day that I was glad not to be looking at Facebook, this would be it:

I can only imagine what a horror show the various town pages and groups are going to turn into over this story.

In general, I find it frustrating and depressing that so much local political conversation takes place on Facebook. I understand why it happens. When we struggle to pay for basic municipal services like public education, water and sewer infrastructure, and garbage removal, it is hard to argue that the town should also be on the hook for hosting and managing an online forum for civic debates. And even if they did, everyone would be on Facebook anyway.

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