Question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?

• The Taste of Newton is a very good thing, but you know they have it on Thursday. I’m like a lot of people; I don’t get paid until Friday, and it would be good if you could change it, but we can’t participate because we don’t get paid until Friday.

• Yes, of course I’m planning to get the flu shot.

• Pat Roberts is firmly footed in the Washington, D.C., establishment. He needs to retire and, if he doesn’t, we need to retire him.