He was challenged to do so by fire Capt. Phil Davis, he said.
“I took him up on it,” Osgood said of the dare. After winning a seat, he became interested in town government and volunteered for various committees.
He was a Town Meeting member when Campanelli Brothers, the developers of the Woodvale neighborhood of ranch homes, donated 46 acres to the town to build Danvers High, which opened in 1962. Osgood was also a Town Meeting member in the fall of 2009 when the massive, ongoing renovation was approved.
“They are doing a great job with this one,” Osgood said.
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