• Elect trustees you can trust
    February 19,2014
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    Rockingham voters have a well-defined choice in setting the stage for the smooth operation of Rockingham Free Public Library. Choice is what is clearly needed to ensure regaining the public’s trust in its duly elected library board of trustees. I intend to vote for the unified slate of board of trustee candidates, “Trustees You Can Trust,” namely Doreen Aldrich, Carol Blackwood, David Gould, and L. Raymond Massucco. Each seeks to work with the trustees who will remain seated on the board following March town meeting to bring about a return to an era of openness and civil discourse. The era so described will trump one opposite in nature, one we citizens have been subjected to over many months.

    I commend the members of the library staff who, despite enduring undue stress, have remained professional, welcoming and helpful throughout the past months of rancor.

    I thank the reporters of area newspapers for their attention to covering the ever unfolding events in our library’s governance and building renovation. I also thank Citizens for Participation in Rockingham, and FACT-V, for CPR’s recent, well-run Meet the Candidates forum.

    A smooth-running democracy depends on a well-informed electorate. Please be sure your name is on the town checklist for voting by Feb. 26. Exercise your right to vote on March 4, Masonic Temple, Westminster St., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Can’t vote that day? Pick up an absentee ballot at the town clerk’s office. If you cannot easily get there, call the office (463-4336) for information on how to receive a ballot. Voting is a privilege; make use of it.

    BETTY HAGGERTY

    Bellows Falls
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