14 Terms? That seems like alot of time without much getting accomplished. And as far as Mass Moca,truth be told,Barrett had no idea whatsoever what he was doing or if Mass Moca was even going to work. Back then,times were really bad around here,and this oppotunity arose,and it also gave him the chance to rub elbows with important state and national leaders,like the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown,who even visited Moca. Once again,Barrett saw an opportunity,(most likely for himself),and took advantage of it,not doubt figuring that at the very least,getting to know all of those bigwigs could'nt hurt his future,no matter what happened to North Adams,Mass Moca or anything else. It just turned out better than even he might have hoped. In the early 80's,things were so bad if somebody had offered to open a plant making 'CRACK' he probably would've jumped at it. Now,years later,and during one of the biggest fights of his politcal life,of course,he's going to milk it for all its worth. I believe we should give credit where credit is due,but I think his supporters give him way more credit than he's entitled to. There are businesses on Main Street sure,and things have been looking better,but otherwise,nothing has really changed. From what I can see,there are'nt anymore jobs here,and those who have had any success at all have either had to fight every step of the way to get it,usually,because the mayor was against them for one reason or another,(maybe because he was'nt getting a piece-of-the-action),and the others who've made it are friends of his honor. I've always found it strange how some people can try to do something positive,and Barrett has shot them down right from the get-go,but somebody else can do the same exact thing,and he's behind them all the way. Makes me wonder,don't you? But,enough of the of the grandstanding and cheerleading,he's got his 'RECORD' of 26 years,14 Terms,now,without getting into all of the 'numbers',because you can make the numbers say anything you want them to,as he himself,has said,let's talk about 'FACTS',and the 'FACTS' say that other than Mass Moca,of which,by the way,he is on the board of,'WHAT ELSE HAS HE DONE'? How much has the ball field at Joe Wolf Field cost to build and maintain? And I ask that same question about the new ball field off of Taft Street. HOW MUCH? And what else could that money have been used for? That's just 'ONE' thing and there are many others. Work on that for now. That is,if you can.