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Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on …
The Town Council President revealed his goals at the inauguration ceremony Tuesday. Town Manager Driscoll said he wants to cut the town's energy use by 20 percent.
Looking toward his second term as Town Council President, Mark Sideris said his top priorities will be settling the teachers’ contract, reorganizing town departments and finding new uses for the old Police Station and the former branch libraries. Sideris discussed his goals for the town at the Inauguration Ceremony for Watertown’s elected officials held Tuesday night at Perkins School for the Blind. As Council President, Sideris also serves on the School Committee. In this role, he listed settling the teacher’s contract as a priority, along with hiring a new superintendent. “It has been a frustrating experience for everyone involved,” Sideris said. The contract appeared near completion in April, but the School Committee voted it down. Town…