Urgo’s ex­pe­ri­ence makes him top choice in North Ston­ing­ton

The Day - - OPINION -

Like many towns, North Ston­ing­ton faces many chal­lenges. An­tic­i­pat­ing a rev­enue short­fall from Hart­ford, at a time when the town is in the construction phase of a new fire­house and seek­ing state fund­ing for a school mod­ern­iza­tion pro­gram, tax­pay­ers will most likely be asked to shoul­der more than just the typ­i­cal tax in­crease. Ad­di­tion­ally, for the first time in decades, not one of our three highly ex­pe­ri­enced se­lect­men will be on the Novem­ber bal­lot.

There is no sub­sti­tute for ex­pe­ri­ence when it comes to run­ning a town. Given the two can­di­dates run­ning for first se­lect­man, Michael Urgo is the per­son of choice. Hav­ing served on the Board of Fi­nance, he un­der­stands town fi­nan­cial mat­ters, in­clud­ing a li­ai­son func­tion to the Board of Ed­u­ca­tion dur­ing teacher con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions. As chair­man of the school mod­ern­iza­tion build­ing com­mit­tee, Michael has shown an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the ben­e­fits that a top­notch school sys­tem brings to a town.

No doubt both can­di­dates have a gen­uine in­ter­est in do­ing the best for our town, but given the ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els, the town de­serves to have Michael Urgo as first se­lect­man. Brent Wood­ward North Ston­ing­ton

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