Here we go again

Maybe I’m just a little too picky, but I have a thing about accuracy.  Last year, after the $4 million BMH article failed to get the necessary 60% support, Dave Bowers on at least two occasions stated from his chair on the BOS that it had received 61%.

In today’s Grunter, the editor starts rewriting history again by reporting that Article 30(a) – Do you support restoration of Brewster Hall to serve as Town Offices – received 49.5% approval.  It actually got slightly less than 48%. See the results here.

In the big picture, a statistician would tell you that both numbers are within the margin of error given the sample size, but that won’t stop the spin.  By next month they’ll be back in the majority.

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