Light it up Blue for Autism
Sunday, April 2nd, will soon be upon us, a mere three days after this issue is published. Right now most of you readers are wondering, “Why is that date significant?”
I’m glad you’ve asked because I have the answer you seek. In 2010 Autism Speaks https://www. autismspeaks.org/liub the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, declared that LIGHT IT UP BLUE would be a great way of kicking off April’s Autism Awareness Monht.
Every year on April 2nd iconic landmarks around the globe — including the Empire State Building, the White House, the International Space Center, the Eiffel Tower, etc. — will Light It Up Blue to bring autism awareness to the masses.
PLEASE participate by temporarily swapping out your regular light bulbs with blue ones for a few days/ http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/
Diane Hahn, Fairhaven
Durant is honest, hardworking
It’s that time of year again when we get to go out and vote for the candidate who we hope will best represent us with our government affairs. This year seems to be a quiet one with only one contested race. This year will be the first year that I can remember in which you are being asked to do a write-in for a candidate.
The Board of Public Works needs three candidates and only 2 are going to be on the ballot. Keith Silvia and Brian Wotton are on the ballot and both of these gentlemen are excellent representatives.
I’m asking for you to support my friend, Cameron Durant, for the write-in position. I’ve known Cameron for many years and I know him to be an honest, hardworking individual.
Over the years, I have had many conversations with Cameron about the Board of Public Works. When I served on the board, Cam would see me and ask questions pertaining to public works projects. He has a great grasp of the issues affecting the town.
I can tell you that he is the person to vote for if you are looking for a fiscally responsible candidate. I can say without a doubt that we are going to need this type of individual on the Board with a 10 million dollar treatment plant upgrade about to begin.
In the years to come our EPA permit for nitrogen removal will require that we invest more money into the treatment plant. Keeping our water-sewer rates acceptable for working families will be a priority for Cameron. I believe he is the best candidate to serve on this important board as your representative.
In closing, I ask that you write in, Cameron Durant of 34 Bridge St for the Board of Public Works (on the line for the 3-year seat, where it instructs to vote for two).
Respectfully, Daniel Freitas, Fairhaven Selectman
Durant is smart, energetic, articulate
Election Day of 2017 offers only one contested race in Fairhaven, and this year, it’s an important one.
There are three seats available on the Board of Public Works, with only two people running for them. Anyone else will be running as a write-in candidate. This means that voters will have to write in the name and address for the candidate you prefer to win that third open seat.
I am writing to ask the voters to make sure you do your homework! In the coming year or so, our public works facilities will need major renovations and upgrades. Sadly, these facilities are in need of help and have been somewhat neglected and under-utilized. In the near future, rate-payers will be facing an increase to pay for these necessary upgrades.
I have known Cameron Durant literally all his life. He is the grandson of West Island’s Terry Pereira, whose family I have been fortunate enough to call my “second family” for close to 38 years.
Cameron is a smart, energetic, articulate young family man. He has always had a passion for history, politics and public service. Most importantly, Cameron Durant is very capable of working well with others, something the Board desperately needs. Cooperation amongst board members is vital for success.
On Monday, April 3rd, I ask that you write in Cameron Durant, 34 Bridge St., for the vacant seat on the Board of Public Works (on the line for the 3-year seat, where it instructs to vote for two). The BPW needs a FRESH face with FRESH ideas! Let’s continue to move forward, Fairhaven!
Thank you for your time!
Eddie Freitas, Fairhaven
EDITOR’S NOTE: There are no contested races on the ballot in Fairhaven. The only race with two declared candidates for one seat is the race for BPW, and both candidates are write-in candidates.
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