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Town considering paperless route

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The town is considering removing paper from government proceedings. The current practice is to provide information to selectmen and other officials in printed packets that are put in binders, and then delivered to selectmen’s houses by police officers, said Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. He said local officials are looking into a paperless system in which documents and agendas can be accessed through a Web-based archive, and downloaded onto a tablet or laptop computer for reference during meetings. Citizens would also have access to public documents through the online portal, Chapdelaine said. Adam Kurowski, a systems analyst for the town, has conducted interviews and surveys about the municipal government’s needs, and is researching solutions and comparing their potential savings and costs. Chapdelaine said he’s not sure what the financial impact of a new system might be, but officials hope to have something in place by July 1, the start of the next fiscal year.