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Weston "star" of open government, says group

Posted by ssiek March 15, 2007 07:11 PM

Open government advocacy group Common Cause Massachusetts has named the Town of Weston as one of just 41 "Stars" in the state for posting key government documents online.

The group examined all of the state's 351 communities to see if they had websites which allowed access to six important sets of documents: the municipal bylaws, the agenda and minutes of the governing body of that municipality, the budget for the current fiscal year, and town meeting warrants and results if applicable.

Weston had all six available on Weston.org, for the second year in a row.

Common Cause Massachusetts recognized the Star communities in a ceremony at the Statehouse today.

Other Globe West communities with Star status include Hopkinton, Newton, Franklin, Bolton, Maynard, Shrewsbury, Stow, and Sudbury.

For a complete listing of how each community rated, go to the Common Cause's Massachusetts Campaign for Open Government site at http://www.maopengov.org/

- Stephanie V. Siek

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