I'm tired of my taxes going up because of the constant litigation Winchester faces because boards cherry-pick which rules and procedures they wish to follow. Why are we paying for a town counselor whose advice is too often selectively followed by boards, resulting in the town ending up in court? That's not a win for Winchester and those costs get passed on to taxpayers.
Why is our Select board advising to remove the checks and balances for the town by advocating the removal of the Budget committee? If you don't like someone on a board, don't vote for them next time. Why are we paying for a town administrator who is unable to keep her biases in check? Doesn't she work for the entire town? Why are town ambulance services used privately by a member of the Board of Selectmen that involves driving their family member to another faraway state? And more importantly, why is this kept a secret from the public and news reporters. Apparently a closed mouth policy protects our Selectmen from their misbehavior and wrongdoings—and keeps us in the dark about how much it costs Winchester.
For these reasons, and many others, I have decided to run as a write-in candidate for the Winchester Selectman's Board. Let's get Winchester on a more positive track. I would appreciate your vote on Tuesday, March 13th.Jennifer BellanPO Box 3Ashuelot, NH 03441