Polls open tomorrow morning at 8:am and close at 7:pm tomorrow evening. There is no excuse for not showing up and casting your vote for candidates for office and on the other issues listed under warrants.
Too many of you stay home and hope that the other people who do vote will carry the day for you.. It doesn't happen that way .. each vote counts and when you don't vote, your opinion doesn't count; your voice isn't heard and you have no say over important decisions affecting your life and that of your children's future in this town.
Every year it's the same old story in this town, the same people run for office and get elected on name recognition not on their merits or ability to govern fairly and continue with the trend of increased taxation, more raises and bonuses for town employees, the same pattern of recommended warrant articles containing more unnecessary spending requests. Many for new items that are not needed in a small town of less than 4000, that sees people struggling and losing their homes each year. Many old time residents have left, because of the indifference to what's been happening in this town by those of you who do note vote.
Have some civic pride, take an interest !
There are some very important issues facing the citizens of Winchester and actually all of us that live in the state. One is the NED pipeline proposed to cut through our town, taking people's property, ruining neighboring property values and if allowed by regulators, increasing our electricity costs as we may be forced to pay for it's construction. Some feel this is good for the area, and will increase jobs and lower heating costs; well it won't. People in this town have voiced their opposition to this project and put three articles on the ballot last year and they overwhelmingly passed. For this reason you should support the candidates for office that have publicly come forward and who have voiced their opposition to the building of this pipeline and who will stand with the citizens of Winchester.
For that reason the Informer also stands with Susan Durling and the Winchester Pipeline Awareness group and endorses the following candidates for Selectman because we feel fighting the NED pipeline is the most critical issue facing our community today, that the impact of this project would have long lasting and far reaching effects on the residents of this town and others in it's proposed path.
We endorse Ben Kilanski and Robert Leustek for 2016 Winchester Board of Selectmen.
These two candidates are the most strongly opposed to the NED pipeline and most actively involved in the pipeline opposition. We feel their choices will best represent the best interest of the majority of residents of Winchester.
We hope you will also vote for them at the upcoming town meeting.