I’m seeing more and more ‘Vote Yes for the Armory’ signs in Blackstone residents’ yards. I’m also seeing new signs cropping up, urging voters to oppose renovating the armory and to also oppose building a new community center. Blackstone’s first referendum in nearly 40 years will be interesting. I think most of us will be glad when it’s over. Of course, with new rules on absentee ballots, we might not know actual winners and losers until Friday, Nov. 6th.
A nightmare scenario for Town Council is the potential for Meg Ryan voters. Remember her animated scene in the restaurant with Billy Crystal in the movie, When Harry Met Sally? Council doesn’t want to hear ‘Yes, Yes!’ on November 3rd. The Town can’t afford both projects. If ‘No’ prevails on both questions, Council likely will decide how to dispose of the armory. But if ‘Yes’ prevails on both questions, Council probably will be comparing margins of ‘victory’ and total number of votes cast and all that fun stuff. Can it get any more divisive, folks? Whew!
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