Representative Town Meeting sessions usually involve local budgets, contracts and resolutions.
Occasionally, the real world intrudes.
In the 1960s, the RTM made national headlines when it voted — controversially and closely — to condemn the Vietnam War.
Last night’s meeting addressed another international crisis. This was far less contentious.
After a moment of silence in support of Ukraine’s effort to remain a free state, the town’s legislative body passed — unanimously — a sense of the meeting resolution from member Sal Liccione stating: “We, the RTM, condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a free and independent nation, recognized by the United Nations.”
Late in the afternoon, former member Kristan Hamlin had emailed members, urging them to wear blue and/or yellow — the Ukrainian colors — to the Zoom meeting. Some did. (Hat tip: Peter Gold)