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February 5, 2014

Letter: Speak up and help selectmen

To the editor:

In all of my 40-plus years of residing in our wonderful town of Hamilton, I’ve never seen such disturbing behavior on the part of our Board of Selectmen, who were elected by us to represent us — all of us — not just those who agree with them.

Thank God for those who speak up through letters to newspapers and emails and phone calls to the selectmen. There seems to be only a handful of citizens who attend or watch the Board of Selectmen meetings and other televised meetings and thankfully, these unsung heroes keep us up on the town’s workings. Without them, some of us wouldn’t know what is going on.

I really hope other people will start to speak out (or write) and let their voices be heard — and let the selectmen know what you want, then maybe things in our beautiful town would be run the way it should. Please, speak up!

I know people work long hours and life is stressful but please pay some attention to these Monday Board of Selectmen meetings (or watch them on Channel 8 at 7 p.m.) The Board of Selectmen give up a great deal of their time to work for us but can only represent everyone if everyone lets them know what they want or don’t want. Call them, email them, go to a meeting, watch a broadcast of a meeting, write a letter to them and to the media — It’s your town, your voice matters. If you love living here, please care enough to speak up now and then.

Virginia F. Seavey

South Hamilton

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