Plymouth: Town Moderator Invites County Sheriff to participate in town meeting opening ceremonies

Plymouth town moderator Steve Triffletti, a democrat and supporter of President Barack Obama, is reaching across the aisle and inviting Plymouth County Sheriff Joe McDonald, a republican, to participate in opening ceremonies at Town Meeting by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Triffletti said, however, that he did not want to comment on the recent controversy when the sheriff told a joke at a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in which Abraham Lincoln visits President Obama in a dream and suggests he go to the theater.

Lincoln was assassinated in a theater.

Democratic critics say a joke that the President might get shot was inappropriate.

Plymouth Town Meeting begins on Saturday, April 6.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.