Published DateTo the editor,
I found the "Meet the Candidates" forum held on Sunday, March 3 in Sandwich a valuable way of getting to hear even the unopposed candidates speak about themselves, the positions they are seeking, and some of the issues facing the town and the Inter-Lakes School District. The Federated Church of Sandwich and moderator Lee Quimby once again deserve thanks for hosting the event.
Most useful for me was the discussion between the audience and the two candidates for the Meredith position on the Inter-Lakes School Board. Both candidates seem genuinely concerned about the welfare of students. They both have demonstrated their dedication by regular attendance at School Board meetings and volunteer work in the schools, despite involvement in other local organizations.
I was, however, particularly impressed with the effort made by Chris Mega to educate us about the adverse fiscal impact on public schools of the Education Tax Credit/voucher legislation being debated in Concord. Since Mr. Mega is running for a position on a public school board, his thoughtful and well-informed approach to this and other educational policies speaks well for his candidacy and has, for me, tipped the scales in his favor.
Ronald G. Lawler