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March 29, 2014

For schools secretary, home is where her heart is

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“I am going to be buried here,” Bartlett said. “I am going to be hanging on the wall and buried here. I think there are so many more people who deserve it. But this was somebody’s vision, so I’m happy to do it. I can be one of those old people on the wall.”

Bartlett’s family has been in Amesbury since 1674 and she joked that perhaps that is why she is still living and working at home after all.

“My family are Yankees,” Bartlett said. “We are too cheap to move.”

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