Is local government work getting too difficult?

Posted April 05, 2010, at 3:22 p.m.

Hours before Brooklin’s annual town meeting Saturday, the town’s three selectmen

resigned. Is this evidence that serving on a small town’s municipal board is too much

work with too little satisfaction? Or were there other factors leading to the apparent strife

that led to the resignations? Should the residents of small towns show more gratitude to

municipal officials?