Time for Goffstown to move
Now that the votes from Tuesday's Town Meeting have been counted, it's
time for Goffstown to rally around it's newly elected officials and
assist them in helping Goffstown continue to move forward as a
First, we offer sincere congratulations to our newly-elected selectmen
Vivian Blondeau and Scott Gross. In joining the Board of
Selectmen, you both, along with John Caprio, Nick Campasano and Phil
D'Avanza, will face many tough challenges in the coming year.
Rising taxes, 24/7 implementation, budget issues and increasing our
commercial tax base are but a few.
We are confident the current BOS is up to meeting the challenges
currently before them, as well as those that lie ahead. We urge
all residents to support our new board in the coming year.
As for outgoing members of the BOS, we have already expressed our
gratitude to Barbara Griffin for her exemplary service to our community
you Barbara Griffin").
Selectman Bruce Hunter is deserving of no less.
Mr. Hunter has served our community with pride and dignity for several
years and, fortunately for Goffstown, will continue to do so as one of
our State Representatives. Recently the victim of a negative ad
campaign by a local resident (see "'Vote
Out' campaign went too far"), Hunter should be
remembered not for claims made by a single individual, but for his
tireless efforts in working for the betterment of Goffstown for so many
years, both locally and at the state level.
Thank you Mr. Hunter for your past, invaluable service to Goffstown.
Congratulations are also in order to Cathy Whooten (Sewer Commission),
Gail Labrecque and Denis Pinard (both elected to the ZBA). We look
forward to benefiting from your contributions to our community as well.
Goffstown, as a whole, faces many serious challenges in the coming year,
and those dedicated individuals serving on every board and committee in
town will need our help and support. If we all work together with
our elected representatives, meeting those challenges will be much more