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Alpers & Milbrand will always keep Bristol taxpayers in mind

To The Daily Sun,

Here comes the month of March, when Bristol has its annual town meeting. This year we are being asked to vote on a new warrant article changing this town into an SB-2, which eliminates our yearly meeting and changes the nature of the democratic process which is apt to cause less input on budget issues by voters.

I believe one reason for this warrant article is because some people feel we don't have enough taxpayers and residents in attendance at this meeting. As I recall we had approximately 150 voters in previous years who have concerns about how our tax money is being spent.

I have also read that some towns who are currently SB-2 are considering reverting back to town meetings so their voices can be heard. So think twice about your vote and the impact an SB-2 could have.

Also when contemplating candidates for the Selectboard, consider Rick Alpers and Don Milbrand who will always keep the taxpayers in mind when making final decisions.

Lorraine Bohmiller

Bristol

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Preposterious that little town of 2,800 has a budget of $3.9 million

To The Daily Sun,

Some of the people of the town of Sanbornton want to have services like those of the big cities where many of them come from. Sanbornton is a rural town. Most of the residents have been here most of their lives, and do not want liberal changes which cost so much that many of the lifelong residents are thinking about selling and moving to a town with a lower tax rate. There is no need for that. Why are we chasing our older citizens out of town?

I am voting for Dave Nickerson for selectman because he has many years of experience as our selectman, and would like to keep Sanbornton's rural character. He loves our town, and can identify problems before they get out of hand. We need to put a cap on spending, at least during town meetings.

According to The Daily Sun article, our operating budget is $3,863,829 for only 2,800 residents. That's preposterous!

Please vote your pocketbook on Tuesday and keep a conservative on our Selectboard.

Peggy Graham
Sanbornton

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