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Letter: Hawley election

Despite recent headlines, there are a lot of things that do work in the Town of Hawley. We manage to get a lot done on limited resources.

This often means navigating ever-increasing levels of mandates and regulations that come down to us from the state and federal governments. Experienced town officials, like Phil Keenan, with a broad knowledge of how local government works are needed to do the job.

Between March and July, all three seats on the Hawley Board of Selectmen are up for a vote. Voting for Phil assures us that we will have continuity on the board to balance two new members.

It is important that people come to the polls April 30 to re-elect Phil Keenan for selectman, even if nobody else takes out papers. In this town of just over 300 people, low voter turnouts can result in write-in victories by individuals who have very limited experience or support from the town as a whole.



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