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March 20, 2014

Two new faces ready to join Derry Town Council

Bourdon, Fischer change makeup of Town Council

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Cardon said he would advise Bourdon and Fischer to pay close attention to upcoming budget details once that process begins.

“I was pretty much overwhelmed by the enormity of it, but once I took it one chapter at a time, it was easier to understand,” he said.

Osborne also welcomed the new duo and said they should not be afraid to ask questions.

“They should feel free to jump right into the fray without feeling the need for an invitation or permission to do so,” he said.

On election night, Dimmock said he went straight to Fischer to offer his support.

“I told him, ‘Congratulations, you’re a councilor,’” Dimmock said.

His words of advice to Bourdon and Fischer included remembering the voters gave their support and that the job is all about keeping Derry’s best interests at heart.

“They’re not there to make friends with me or anyone else,” Dimmock said. “They are there to do what they believe is best.”

Osborne said it’s time to move forward.

“And don’t be afraid to challenge past practices,” Osborne said. “Voters and taxpayers rarely benefit from their elected officials looking backward and clinging to the past.”

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