You could sell it as the most hopeful meeting of the year. Each year, the Community Preservation Act Committee presents the proposals that will make it to the floor of Town Meeting. Community groups and town departments vie for support from the committee and from interested residents to see if their projects can earn partial or full financial support. In addition to seeing what could be, if only these proponents had the money, the hearing is a wonderful way to learn about aspects of Needham you might otherwise take for granted. This year in addition to seeking funding to renovate the Emery Grover building, there are initiatives afoot to beautify the town common, repair town playing fields and update records systems. These are just a handful of the eight proposals being considered for town meeting. Click below to get a grounding on all of them!