The Board of Selectmen passed their budget on Tuesday. We are thrilled to see much needed funding for our parks (and beaches) but disappointed to see absolutely NO funding in the original submission for affordable housing and climate resilience. These are top priorities – the voters told us so last November. Selectman Matt Pugliese secured funding for affordable housing and climate change engineering for the first time ever. They are a great start but it’s not nearly enough to overcome decades of underinvestment.