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After making a copy, Claremont City Manager Ryan McNutt returns Oliver Beeman’s petition to take home at the City Council meeting in Claremont, N.H., on May 9, 2018. Beeman, 10, circulated the petition in his neighborhood and amongst his classmates to reduce a longer stretch of South Street to 20 mph. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

A little tidbit observed by photographer Geoff Hansen that didn’t make it into this totally delightful story:

“Before the meeting started, the mayor told Oliver he didn’t need to stand behind the podium due to his height. He confidently said that he came by earlier, practiced, and he was good to go.”

Yes, Oliver! Go get ’em, pal. (Also, excellent choice of dog name.)