I am proud to say I stayed for the entire Becket annual town meeting this past Saturday. That’s more than I can say for a certain group of residents who showed a lack of respect and common courtesy in not remaining for the last article on the warrant requiring a vote (the school capital expenditure budget items).
There was a good question brought up during the article discussion about an increase in school security funding. I would think all residents would have liked to learn more about this, but certain individuals got up and left after they did not get the vote they wanted -- again -- for a five member Board of Selectmen.
This disruptive and rude behavior happened last year too, when some of the very same group just got up and left after they did not get the vote they wanted to hire Mark Portiere as the police chief. Storming out of a meeting only shows a lack of maturity and does not help anyone’s cause. To stay and accept the majority’s vote is democracy at its best.