An Interest in Conflict of Interest


Picture of Gardner (MA) City Hall in Summertime
Balance of Power issues close to home

As promised our in-depth look at why the MA conflict of interest law is important to you.  Why you should take an interest in conflict of interest.

Scott J. Graves takes the spotlight in episode 8.  We promised a detailed look at MA conflict of interst law and how it works.  We deliver with a powerful story.

The law was uitlized by our very own city solicitor recently against co-host Scott J. Graves, a story that standing on its own is quite remarkable.

Why would we tackle a controversial issue?  Becuase we’re here to offer robust reporting on local, state and national politics while offering information to empower our neighbors for a better understanding of how our political system works. MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU.

We award our first ‘Totally Townie’ award in this episode.  The award goes to Gardner City Solicitor John Flick.  Congratulations on being recognized as totally townie for December 10.2020.   

Scotts on the Rocks Politica is a political-centric broadcast featuring the two Scotts.  Scott J. Graves is a politically conservative pundit and Scott M. Graves is a liberally minded political junky. Together they prove why you and I have more in common and that we’re better together than torn asunder.

Their weekly podcast will feature a careful examination of a topical political story from a national and then local perspective.

If you appreciate local journalism with a global reach, if you want to cut through the BS and get right to the heart of the matter where it counts for your family our show is right for you.


 With that in mind we’re launching an initiative we’re calling M The Media Project. This is a service of SMGraves Associates and over the months and years ahead we’re hoping to experiment with a variety of mediums, financial models and service delivery methods to deliver important news to a regional audience.  

It is our hope that we will create successful media services companies, incubated right here in central Massachusetts that have the potential of becoming replicable.  

The stakes for our society are too high for us not to take this endeavor on.  There are too many capable journalists across the country willing to take part in new and successful business enterprise dedicated to the smart delivery of local political, social and cultural stories.  The stories that tell us who we are and who we desire to be.

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