WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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consult expert resources, communicate well, and be an open and accessible team player. The biggest difference between the public and private position is the level of scrutiny. The governor relies on you and the administration relies on you, so if you make a mistake in this role, it ends up in the newspaper. There is a lot of stuff I don't know. I mean, this job is like playing Jeopardy all day long without the ability to pick the categories. It's really a challenge. But, I never BS Governor Baker. If I don't know the answer, I find it. And, I have a really great team working for me. WWM: Do you take the T to work? What about that commuter rail? LP: I take the T once in awhile but usually drive to work. My guess is that you're asking me this because of all the recent problems with the T. Look at anything that the governor said in the first or second campaign and you would be hard pressed to find him ever mention- ing the T or anything that about rail heaters, switches, anything like that. He had no idea that this was going to be a problem. This is not what Charlie Baker ran for governor to deal with, but this is what showed up. an interview with chief legal counsel, lon povich … [ T ] his job is like playing Jeopardy all day long without the ability to pick the category. It's really a challenge." 64 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6

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