Hometown: Westford, Mass.
Birthday: May 1, 1985
Bio: Jason Claffey has lived in New Hampshire's Seacoast for the last four years. He studied at Boston University and has written for the Boston Globe and several other newspapers. He ran Westford (Mass.) Patch before coming to Exeter Patch.
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Local Hot-Button Issues
Great Bay pollution. A new $50 million sewage treatment plant is hanging over Exeter's head after a mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency. Deciding when to buy it and how to pay for it will dominate the town's short-term agenda.