Citizen News, Letter to Editor, October 28, 2015
To the Editor:
When I returned to Sherman I was not sure what to expect. As I child I grew up here and had great memories of long days at the beach, and hours playing in the woods and fields, and visits to the Library. Those memories, the idea of having my mom and dad just a few miles down the road, seemed reason enough to give the idea of raising our son here a chance.
Sure, the town has changed some over the years, but In many ways it has stayed the same. For the most part, that is a good thing. We do not face over development that plagues so many other towns. We are not overrun by chain stores that are blight on the landscape and on communities of our neighboring towns. We have preserved much of our natural landscape, forests, and some of our farms. This conservation took vision and leadership and an investment in the future. But we can do better. We can and should have a more active and engaged public. We can have civil discourse and a real plan about how to care for our elders. We can do more to support local, farmers and farms. We can have a more active town hall leadership that encourages all of us to do more to make our town be the best it can be. That all requires real leadership and vision.
I have seen just that type of leadership and vision that can not only preserve our past, but move us into the future in Don Lowe and Ashleigh Blake. They have the work ethic, the spirit and the common sense to help all of us make Sherman the best it can be. Sherman is great. It can be even better. Please join me in voting for Don Lowe and Ashleigh Blake, and get help make Sherman the best community it can be.