Arlington News: Cultural District Designation and Arlington’s Hurricane Connection

Arlington celebrates the designation of a Cultural District along Mass. Ave. What it means for local artists and businesses. Tree preservation takes root in the Board of Selectmen’s Chamber. September is Emergency Preparedness month, we’ll help you get ready for whatever the weather brings. And Town Day 2017 highlights.

Assistant Superintendent Roderick MacNeal, Jr.


Arlington’s new Assistant Superintendent, Roderick MacNeal, plans to spend a lot of time in the schools getting to know students, parents and teachers and letting them get to know him. He makes the sometimes difficult transition from teacher to administrator look easy, because as he says, students remain his main focus.

Poet Laureate Cathy Desjardins

Words like iambic pentameter, sonnet and haiku can put some off poetry. Arlington’s new Poet Laureate, Cathy Dejardins, is out to change that. She is ready to bring all residents into the art of poetry – as storytelling.

Energy & Project Manager Ken Pruitt

As a Green Community since 2010, Arlington has been awarded close to one and half million dollars in project funding. Obtaining new grants and managing the associated projects will keep the town’s first Energy and Project Manager busy. Ken Pruitt looks forward to the challenge. After spending twenty years in energy policy, he’s exciting to see his policy work put into practical application.

Arlington News: The New Faces of Arlington

The fall is often a time of new beginnings. Tonight APN introduces you to three new faces making a difference in Arlington.
As the school year starts Roderick MacNeal, the new Assistant Superintendent plans to become a familiar face to students, parents and faculty.
Ken Pruitt joins the facility’s team bringing more green projects to buildings all over town.
And recently appointed Poet Laureate Catherine Dejardins is committed to poetry… as storytelling, making the art form accessible to all.