RadioBDC Logo
| Listen Live
THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Mass. town board switches from paper to iPads

November 27, 2011
Text size +
  • E-mail
  • E-mail this article

    Invalid E-mail address
    Invalid E-mail address

    Sending your article

    Your article has been sent.

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass.—A central Massachusetts town has equipped its five selectmen with iPad tablet computers, saying it saves money on printing lengthy meeting agenda packets and will be more environmentally friendly.

The Worcester Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/tmI6Qy) the Northbridge board of selectmen is among few, if any, town boards in the region to switch to the electronic tablets so far.

The town bought the iPads for $585 each, and Northbridge board members started using them at their Nov. 14 meeting.

Chairman Thomas Melia says they expect the switch to save significantly on paper, print cartridges and related supplies, though the exact savings won't be known until the full budget year finishes.

The tablets will be left at town hall when they're not being used so other Northbridge boards can use them.

  • E-mail
  • E-mail this article

    Invalid E-mail address
    Invalid E-mail address

    Sending your article

    Your article has been sent.