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|Subject: ||Cynthia Payne for Select Board |
|Date: ||Mon, 9 May 2016 12:26:11 -0400 |
|From: ||Cynthia D. Payne <email@example.com> |
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Some of you I already know
from the Congregational Church, from the Historical Museum, from the
elementary school or just from around town. Some of you have only met me
in the last few months. The town election is coming up Tuesday, May 10th
at the elementary school. I hope you've heard already that I'm running for
Select Board against Jane Patton and Jeffrey Thomas.
I've lived here in town
longer than the two of them combined and I think I have more of a feel for the
values we hold dear here in Williamstown. I'd love to see more business
here in town, not just new restaurants, hotels and stores that cater to
tourists, but industry that will provide careers for recent college grads and
for our own kids to come back home. I'd like to see Spring Street
made vital for townspeople again. Remember when we had a bakery, a
store, an insurance agency,
etc on Spring Street? I'd like to see our empty storefronts filled.
I have a special love for
historic and open space preservation. I'm in favor of the Community
Preservation Act which we voted for in 2002 "to be devoted to
community housing (senior and affordable), historic preservation, open
space, and outdoor recreation." Jeffrey Thomas, although he's
on the board, has consistently voted against applicants who come to
the board and a few weeks ago proposed that the board be abolished.
As most of you know, I've
had four children who've gone through the school system here and I'm a strong
supporter of our schools. When we first moved here, almost 30 years ago,
the school system had an excellent reputation, especially for all the
enrichment programs we had. We used to have French, computer skills, and
a gifted and talented programs in the elementary school. Now we've lost
all of those and the Side by Side program is at risk. What will be cut
You can read more about my
background and my positions on my Facebook page:
I also have links to my
candidate statement on the Greylock Independent site and the Willinet video of
the Select Board candidates night.
I'd love your vote on
Tuesday. Please feel free to forward my information to your other friends.
Thanks so much! I look forward to serving the town on the Select Board.