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Concord considering Sunday Town Meetings

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As a way to boost attendance at Concord’s annual Town Meeting, and make it easier for the small percentage of voters that sit through hours of late-night discussion on budgets and bylaws, town officials are considering a Sunday session in 2014.

Robert Saquet of Mansfield, the president of the Massachusetts Moderators Association, said most towns hold meetings in the evenings, and a handful, such as Lincoln, hold all-day Saturday sessions. He said he was not aware of any towns holding Sunday sessions, but an official in Wayland said they held one this spring.

Wayland Town Administrator Fred Turkington said it’s the third time the town has done so but the change has not resulted in a higher attendance.

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