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I ask that you write-in Tina Thurber for Franiklin School Board / 3 years

To The Daily Sun,
I am a candidate for Franklin's City Council in Ward 2. It has come to my attention that a candidate for the School Board is trying to make the tax cap an issue in the City Council race. His goal appears to be to get citizens to vote against me and Heather Moquin, a candidate for Ward 1.
At last Monday's candidate forum (which the School Board candidate declined to attend), there was a question on the tax cap. All the candidates responded with essentially the same answer: that the citizens of Franklin had chosen the cap, that if the cap were to be broken it should be by a vote of the citizens, but that no one was proposing that such a vote be taken. You can view these responses at https://youtu.be/kR1EftZZ-1Y.
I don't know why he is seeking to smear me; he has never approached me about this question or, in fact, spoken to me at all. I do know that waging a campaign of innuendo on a fictitious issue is beneath the dignity of a public official. Therefore, I ask the voters of Ward 2 to write in Tina Thurber for the 3-year School Board position. And I urge voters in all three wards to exercise their democratic right and vote this Tuesday.
Vincent S. Ribas
Franklin

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Please attend Oct. 19 hearing about replacing Center Street Fire Station

To The Daily Sun,
To the residents of the Tilton-Northfield Fire District:

The facilities committee invites you to attend a hearing on Wednesday Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Winnisquam Regional High School Cafetorium. We will present information about our work thus far and ask for your input with regard to replacing the Center Street Fire Station.

The committee was established by the board of commissioners shortly after the 2015 Fire District meeting, where the residents authorized $49,500 for a consultant to be hired to work with the district to develop a plan for our facility needs. Since then the committee has worked diligently and painstakingly with consultant Kyle Barker of Warrenstreet Architects to deliver the best option(s) possible. We define "best" as that option which will provide the district a facility that will suffice for at least 50 years in the most cost effective manner.
When considering the 50 year benchmark, we considered "call" data most heavily, as it translates to the services received when in need of emergency services. This data includes call type, location, and response time which obviously affects where we should and need to place a new facility. Other data considered included population demographics and growth rate, current and projected property values, and available properties. Additionally, it is imperative we bring our facilities up to ADA and other codes to make it safe and more user-friendly for both our staff and the general public.
We hope this peaks your interest enough, in both your fire district and valued tax dollars that you will attend. The committee is comprised of an equal number of volunteer residents from Tilton and Northfield who have concerns and opinions as do you. We've worked very hard over the last year and a half for the betterment of the community and we look forward to receiving more input from you moving forward.
Thank you and sincerely,
Tim Sattler, Chairman

Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS

District Facilities Committee

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