W.E.B. Du Bois won by the biggest margin at yesterday’s town election (which came one week after Town Meeting):
“Voters OK Du Bois signs.” The vote was nonbinding, but encourages the town to place signs at the entrances to Great Barrington saying that this is the birthplace of W.E.B. Du Bois. The selectboard still hasn’t managed to put up signs to direct tourists to off Main Street parking (discussion of this idea, which everyone agrees is an excellent one, has become a yearly ritual), but maybe one of these days….
And hurrah for Peter Fish, a Democrat whose father and grandfather were famous Republican congressmen. First time I’ve put up a lawn sign for the winning candidate.