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Opinion

January 17, 2013

Letters to the editor

Register to vote in deliberative session

To the editor:

The Derry school deliberative session is on Saturday, Feb. 2. You must be a Derry registered voter to vote at this deliberative session. Voters can register at the town clerk’s office any time it is open.

Additionally, there will be a session of the supervisors of the checklist on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to register voters or make changes to their voter records. Also, we will be registering voters the day of the deliberative session, Feb. 2, from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. The deliberative session is held at West Running Brook School and starts at 10 a.m. Sign in begins at 9 a.m.

This vote, as all others, is a very important vote. Voters will be voting on the school budget that will appear in the March 12 town and school election. This has a direct impact on property taxes.

Let’s start this year right by registering to vote and getting out there and doing it!

Renee Routhier

Supervisor of the Checklist

Derry

Pinkerton has

served Derry well

To the editor:

As a town resident for many years, I am very concerned about the ongoing hostility between the Derry School Board and Pinkerton Academy. Pinkerton, for more than two centuries, has provided an extraordinary education to the children of Derry and surrounding towns. It is the jewel of Derry.

Many folks have moved here, or in my case, stayed here to allow our children access to PA. Pinkerton over the centuries has produced terrific alumni including Alan Shepard, Ernie Barka, Jay Yennaco, Sean Depaulo, Grant Benson Sr., Samantha Brown and more than a few other success stories in academia, arts, sciences, business, government and military service.

Pinkerton provides generous community access to its facilities including the field house, Stockbridge Theater and athletic fields. It is a venue welcoming to presidents as diverse as George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama. Diversity of thought is a hallmark of PA.

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