Thankfully Dracut has turned itself around to the point that it is a model of municipal governance. Dracut is one of the few towns in the state to not experience budget pains so far because of shrewd spending and little fat.
That does not mean things could never change. In fact, Shaw highlights that in his lead and what he says sums up the very reason I started this blog:
The arrests of politicians in Boston these past weeks should be a reminder to people everywhere that they must pay attention to their government.
Current downward trends in voter participation make it all too easy for corrupt individuals to build powerful organizations that only need to control a small segment of the population to stay in office.