To the editor:

On Tuesday, May 11, the town of Effingham heads to the polls to decide the future of the town.

I want to endorse Michael Cahalane for re-election for selectman. Over the last three years Michael has worked tirelessly for the town. Having had experience on the Historic District Commission, the Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Michael brings a wealth of experience to the Select Board in town planning.

He has worked closely with engineering firms on road reconstruction projects, trying to get to the base of the problems on roads rather than just putting good pavement over bad.

He has worked on obtaining grant money to help with our infrastructure repairs, the latest being $250,000 for the Snow Road bridge, and a plan to carry the design over to other town bridges that need replacement, thus saving engineering costs on those projects.

He has obtained the New Hampshire Culvert Installer and Maintenance certification which has helped save the town a great deal of engineering money which otherwise would have been required.

He attends many classes that are available on a wide variety of subjects so he can get a better understanding of state requirements. He has worked closely with local banks in setting up escrow accounts for some proposed land development projects. When I have had questions about the operation or plans for the town Michael has always provided me the answers in a courteous and professional manner.

Again, I strongly endorse Michael Cahalane for selectman and urge the people of Effingham to cast their ballots for him as well.

Janet Bartoswicz


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