Pelham - Windham News February 25, 2011 - 7
More Letters to our Editor. . . . Letters - continued from page 6
her many accomplishments, she is a highly successful business person, a founding member of the Windham Economic Development Committee, and a member of the Windham Endowment for Community Advancement. Her steadfast commitment to our community has earned her a citation from the NH House, the Senate, and the Governor for Outstanding Citizenship and Volunteer Work in Windham. Kathleen is an avid supporter of quality education for our Town’s children,
an advocate for economic development that does not compromise residential property values, and will ensure that our tax dollars are spent wisely. I hope that you’ll join me in voting for Kathleen Sullivan DiFruscia for
Selectman on Tuesday, March 8. Vanessa S. Nysten - Windham
Kathleen DiFruscia Opposes Frivolous Spending
Our tax dollars are limited. In these difficult economic times, clear spending priorities are our town’s number-one concern. So I strongly urge voters to look beyond catchy labels and see for themselves exactly who proposes needless spending of taxpayer dollars, and who unequivocally opposes it. While one Selectman candidate proposes going $600,000 over budget – not for essential services, not for public protection, not for safeguarding irreplaceable town resources, but for added recreational facilities including the purchase of an unappraised, uninspected beach house – only one candidate has unequivocally opposed such frivolous spending. That budget-conscious Selectman candidate is Kathleen Sullivan DiFruscia. A successful businesswoman in her own right, Kathleen understands the importance of not only voicing financial priorities in the abstract, but also honoring them in reality. She understands the need for “due diligence” and doing your financial homework before making costly decisions; indeed, that is how she works every day. A believer in Smart Growth, an advocate for economic development
who respects the needs of all our townspeople, and a budget-minded businesswoman who understands the gravity of spending your tax dollars wisely, Kathleen will bring a sharp eye to the decision-making and spending processes of our town. Kathleen is beholden to no special interests and has no personal stake in any town project or development. As Selectman, the only interests she will serve are those of the voter and taxpayer. I respectfully ask you to join me in giving Kathleen DiFruscia your vote on Tuesday, March 8.
Ruth-Ellen Post - Windham Please Support Michelle Farrell
We are writing to endorse Michelle Farrell for re-election to the three-year term on the Windham School Board. The next few years are very important to the town of Windham. We now
have a 10-20 year plan that was unanimously endorsed by all members of the Facilities Master Planning Committee. Michelle played an important role in this initiative. More importantly, we respect her leadership to push for a town warrant this year to leverage the 75 percent state funding for the recommended kindergarten addition to Golden Brook School. Michelle brings an important perspective to the School Board as an
active volunteer, parent of three children in our schools, and professional experience working with children. Michelle always welcomes your opinions, will give thoughtful
consideration, and take action when necessary. She is exactly the right representative needed to continue building positive momentum, as together we shape the future of our schools.
Dan and Joan Potter - Windham
Supporting Stephanie Wimmer for School Board
We are happy to support Stephanie Wimmer for the open seat on the
Windham School Board. We have known Stephanie since we moved to Windham three and a half years ago and could not imagine another more qualified for this seat. With two young children, we are extremely motivated to make sure the best candidates end up on the School Board and cannot think of anyone we could trust more than Stephanie Wimmer. Her business acumen, combined with her hands-on experience as a parent, makes her the perfect candidate. Stephanie is extremely open-minded and well- versed on the issues. She will listen to all sides of the debate to formulate her decisions/opinions. We encourage people to visit her Website at www. stephaniewimmer.com
to read about Stephanie’s background and litmus test for decision making. Please join us on March 8 to cast our votes for Stephanie Wimmer for
School Board to help ensure Windham continues to make educated and informed decisions for its students and families.
Mary Beth and Michael Ryan - Windham Carolyn Webber for
Windham Planning Board
In less than two weeks, Windham has the opportunity to elect a distinctly unique candidate to the Windham Planning Board for the one-year term. The sum total of Carolyn’s experience as a former Selectman, NH Representative, Zoning Board member, Historic and Heritage commissions member, library trustee, and long-time resident would lend an interesting perspective on both Windham’s past and future to the Planning Board. In her many roles, Carolyn has shown herself to be a strong advocate for all things Windham. I would be honored to serve next to Carolyn on the Planning Board. I look
forward to casting my vote for her on March 8 and hope you will consider doing the same.
Kristi St. Laurent - Windham Vote Kathleen DiFruscia for Selectman
I am supporting Kathleen DiFruscia for Windham selectman. I’ve worked with her for a number of years on preserving Canobie Lake and Cobbetts Pond. She is committed to protecting these wonderful resources, for now and for the years to come. She is a very intelligent person who carefully evaluates the issues. She acts on facts, and works with great energy and perseverance. Kathleen is dedicated to the best interests of the residents of Windham. And her priority will be to keep Windham a very desirable place to live and work.
Please join me in voting for Kathleen DiFruscia on March 8. William Schroeder - Windham
Donna Smith for Cemetary Trustee
I want to announce my candidacy for the position of Cemetery Trustee. I am a member of both the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 100 and St. Patrick Women’s Guild. In addition, I volunteer at St Patrick Parish and am a support “Mom” for the military since 2003. My 14 years of experience as a volunteer at Gibson Cemetery has been greatly satisfying. Among my most rewarding endeavors is the planting of flowers at the Veteran’s Memorial Circle. I am honored to enhance the significance and beauty of such an awe-inspiring monument. I believe that my affinity within the community, coupled with my work experience and dedication toward Gibson Cemetery, make me a strong candidate for the position of Cemetery Trustee.
I would sincerely appreciate your vote on March 8. Donna M. Smith - Pelham
Support for Kathleen DiFruscia for Selectman
March 8 is a very important date; this is the day that we as residents get to do our part in determining how Windham is governed. This is our right and duty as the governing body of the Town and the more of us that vote help our elected officials know how we want the Town managed. Please vote on March 8 at the High School. I want to show my support by endorsing Kathleen
DiFruscia for the Board of Selectmen. As long as I have known Kathleen, she has always been a very strong advocate for Windham and especially for Cobbetts Pond. She is a very analytical person who seeks out information and facts prior to making a decision. This is true no matter what the issue; Kathleen is an advocate for economic growth, but wants to ensure that this is accomplished in a manner that preserves the character of our town. One of the most notable characteristics of Kathleen
is how well prepared and knowledgeable she is on subjects. The reason for this is that she researches issues completely in order to be knowledgeable and to make an informed decision. Kathleen is very approachable and willing to listen to your ideas and concerns. I believe that she will work for the people of Windham and urge you to join me in voting for Kathleen DiFruscia on March 8.
Galen Stearns - Windham Supporting Rick Horrigan
for School Board I am writing this letter in support of Rick Horrigan
for School Board. I had the pleasure of serving on the Windham School Board with Rick from 1997-2000. During that time, I came to see Rick as a hard-working member of the Board and one who was willing to listen to all sides of an issue before making a decision. When he did make a decision, it was with the interest of the town, school district, and students of Windham in mind. He has been involved in school and town matters for many years, and would bring a wealth of experience to the Board.
I believe that given the complex issues facing the schools in the next few years that his experience with building projects would prove invaluable. I worked with Rick and other Board members on the additions to Center School and Middle School, and found him to be an advocate for the citizens and the students during this process. He spent many hours seeking to
Treating each resident as an individual.
Tickets $20- Contact Mimi (603)882-1618 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Seating, Cash Bar, Only 250 tickets
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011 – 6:30 – 11:00
Hudson VFW, 15 Bockes Road, HUDSON, NH Food, silent auction, heads & tails and raffles
Including auction items from nashua sports collectibles “Diamond Dreams II” Comedy Show
and Silent Auction To Benefit The Hudson Heat 16u Softball Team Featuring
understand the needs of the project and balance those with the costs. I believe he can bring that same dedication to working on the issues facing our schools today. Rick is a man with great experience who would be a great asset to the
Windham School Board. I hope you will join me in voting for him on March 8.
Beth Talbott - Windham
Endorsing Michelle Farrell and Stephanie Wimmer
I am writing to endorse Michelle Farrell and Stephanie Wimmer for School
Board. I have known and worked with both of these extraordinary women for several years and am confident that they are the best choices to represent us and our children and help Windham continue our tradition of academic excellence. Michelle and I met when she first moved to town 13 years ago. Even then,
Michelle was a tireless volunteer who always found time give back to our community while caring for her own family and working part-time. Together, we’ve worked on the Strawberry Festival, WISE (the grass roots coalition to support Windham High School), the PTA, and the Strategic Planning Committee. In all of these endeavors, Michelle has been a hard-working and
P r continued to page 8- Letters
A new approach to long term care. Grace House of Windham
A 17 bed, supported residential care home, with a high staff-to-resident ratio, allowing residents with greater needs, personal and intimate care. Safe for the memory impaired.
23 Mammoth Rd, Windham, NH 03087 • www.gracehouseofwindham.com
Call today for a tour!
"The beauty of Grace House is bettered only by the beauty in the hearts of it's people" - Elrene Freeman
Poet and Resident of Grace House
PREMIER ROOFING & PAINTING 603-235-5731
By Jonathan Lee
603-890-9019 FULLY INSURED
Residential & Commercial Rubber (EPDM) Roofing Fiberglass Shingles Composite Shingles Chimney Repair
Interior & Exterior Painting Interior Trim Work Water Damage Repair Wall & Ceiling Repair Mortar Work
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16