Most people are curious about how much the cop at the shopping mall gets for waving in traffic during busy times. Or how many registered sex offenders are in your town. Or the salary of your town's administrators and teachers.
Chances are, if you've got a question about it, it's your right to know the answer, though you may not realize it.
As explained on the Sunshine Week website, "Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know."
Here at Patch, we're working with you to be in the know, too. We always welcome your feedback and questions, but this week, we urge you to think about this: what do you want us to find out about the town? We'll do our best to do so. Then we'll know, and you'll know. We'll all feel good about the transparency.
Put your questions in the comments section below, or email Mary.MacDonald@patch.com