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May 2, 2014

Diane Langlais: 'A voice for those who grew up here and stayed'


“The field is outdated,” she said. “If you are going to do it, do it right.”

Langlais also serves on a dispatch center study committee that has recommended a $5.5 million addition to the police station. Town Meeting will consider the project later this month.

“The dispatch room is not functional. ... It’s almost like the wind-up telephone. ... It’s really outdated,” she said. She supports the town’s effort to line up other communities that may want to join a small, regional center in Danvers and share the cost of the project and running the center.

As for taxes, she thinks they are fair.

“This is a political kill for me,” Langlais said, “but I actually think the taxes in Danvers are good. I think they stayed steady. ... And if you are in a house and you are living within your means, you are paying the appropriate tax. I think for the services we demand in this town, I don’t feel the taxes are high.”

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.





Age: 54

Address: 48 Cabot Road

Family: One son, grown

Occupation: Accountant



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