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LETTER: Becky Pine Announces Run For Seat on BoS

Fellow Groton Citizens,

I am writing to let you know that I have taken out papers to run for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. I am excited to take this step, and hope to earn your support at the polls in May.

When Bob and I moved to Groton more than 40 years ago, I could not have imagined the depth and richness of the community that we would find here. During the 1980’s, when our children were younger, I served on the Groton-Dunstable School Committee for nine years. In recent years I served on civic committees such as the Electronic Voting Study Committee and the Municipal Building Committee for Prescott School as well as with other groups and non-profits in Groton. I have been a faithful and vocal participant at Town Meeting.

Now I am retiring from my professional work as a psychotherapist and would like to contribute my energy on the Board of Selectmen. While I do not profess to have ‘the answers’ to the questions before us, I will speak in favor of thoughtful, respectful dialogue, prudent financial management, and an open and inclusive process in making decisions.

Differing opinions are normal and healthy in a democracy, and we cannot expect unanimous support for any decision we make. But we can expect, and must demand, that our elected leaders act with fairness, openness and integrity in their deliberations. I will work hard to listen, to seek consensus whenever possible, and to make decisions for the benefit of our whole community.

Over the next three months, I invite you to contact me, via phone (978-448-2710) or email (becky4groton@gmail.com). I want to hear your concerns and suggestions about the issues that are important to you. Our town is the wonderful community to live in that we know today because of the generosity of its residents in contributing their thoughts, resources and energy for more than 350 years.

I hope you will join me in continuing that tradition.

Becky Pine

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