LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectman Mike Champoux Endorses Greg Bendel Kevin Caira

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Former Selectman Mike Champoux Endorses Greg Bendel Kevin Caira

first_imgDear Editor,In Wilmington, at least in recent times, it is unusual to see so many candidates vying for the office of Board of Selectman. One might argue that having a larger pool of candidates to choose from is a positive thing illustrating a revived interest in local civics among the broader population. But, all one needs to do is do a bit of a deeper dive into the candidate list and, in my opinion, it becomes clear that the actual choices are far more limited than it may appear. Specifically, for the two three-year seats in contest,  I will be voting with great enthusiasm for Selectman Greg Bendel and Selectman Kevin Caira to maintain their seats on our Board of Selectmen. Here are just a few reasons.I served with Greg and Kevin on the Board. While I had known both gentlemen socially before they ran for the office three years ago, it was when serving side-by-side with them where I developed a very high level of respect and admiration for them both. In times when there were challenging and sometime opposing views on matters between us as members of the Board, these gentlemen remained professional, polite and respectful, even as we sometimes cast opposing votes. Their ability and desire to make their arguments with seriousness and passion while staying away from being confrontational shows them to be of tremendous character. In the contentious society we live in today that has been on display in social media and in public, it is refreshing to see Government officials who are unpaid volunteers in service to their neighbors, be able to disagree with colleagues or others without being disagreeable. They serve as an example of how we all should conduct ourselves in public and online.I have seen it suggested that the town needs to move in a different direction. That somehow, our community is in bad shape. While that may be a politically sexy thing to say, it is simply untrue. Wilmington is fortunate to be in a position where home values have continuously been on the rise.  For many residents, our homes represent our greatest asset and our nestegg.  I don’t know about you, but I would rather see my property value increasing than decreasing.  We maintain high level services throughout the community and schools all while maintaining a desirable residential tax-rate compared to a number of similar sized nearby communities.  We maintain a strong operational reserve account.  This protects the town if we experience another economic down turn.  We will be able to maintain services and staffing levels by having access to these “rainy day” funds.  Additionally, being prudent in maintaining these reserves is viewed favorably by the credit rating agencies.  So, when the town eventually seeks to borrow funds for any municipal construction projects in the future (Fire sub-station, School administration building, senior center, etc), our enviable AA+ bond rating will afford us the most favorable borrowing rates.  I could go on with more examples of how the town is being, and has been well managed for many years.  But, the point I am making is that these and other positive attributes of our town government are in place because of the stewardship and direction set by Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira on the Board of Selectmen.  I would argue that if the train is running well on the track it is on, it makes no sense at all to change to a new set of tracks.Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira have my full confidence and they should have yours too.  I encourage Wilmington Residents to vote for the men of reason, respect and honor, Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira for Selectman.Sincerely,Mike ChampouxLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bendel & Caira Are Trustworthy & Keep Their Campaign PromisesIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more

Saaho prerelease event date not confirmed yet Prabhas to launch SaahoThe Game

first_imgSaaho-The GameTwitterThe people close to UV Creations have revealed that the producers have not finalised the pre-release event of upcoming multilingual movie Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor.Saaho is slated to hit the screens across the globe on August 30 and the makers have kick-started its promotion almost a month ahead of its release. They are unveiling interesting promos of the film every day and they have received a superb response from the audience around the world.The producers of Saaho have plans to hold a pre-release event as a part of its publicity and many fans of Prabhas are all excited to attend this function. Of late, speculation about it was doing rounds on social media and the buzz claimed that this event would be held on August 17. A Prabhas’ fan group with handle @krish2sai tweeted, “#Saaho Pre release event on #Aug17th?? @SKNonline @UV_Creations.”But the fact is that the makers of Saaho have not decided on the date of its pre-release event. SKN aka Srinivas, who is close to the owners of UV Creations, responded to the fans and wrote, “Date not yet confirmed. Program confirm which date anedi final avvali why sad emojis.”Saaho has been making the right noises ever since it was announced. The makers have been keeping an eye on out of box innovations for its promotion. They have now decided to launch an exclusive game based on the movie to excite the audiences. Prabhas shared,” Hi Darlings! Get into my shoes and experience the action with #SaahoTheGame. Launching soon! #SaahoOnAugust30 #Saaho.”In Saaho-The Game, the player plays the protagonist (Prabhas) cruising around the city, taking down enemies with his arsenal of weapons and a Jetpack. Exclusive rewards await the players, offering them a chance to win Saaho goodies and movie tickets. Hyderabad-based Pixalot Labs has bagged the project to develop and launch the game. Saaho – The Game is likely to launch in the second half of August.But Prabhas fans blame that the bosses of UV Creations have not made proper plans for the promotion of Saaho. Replying to SKN, a fan named Harish (@Harishprabhas14) tweeted, “Skn darling when they r planning they are do 100% output but there is no proper planning and decision very poor promotion.”last_img read more

SUPER League General Manager has spoken of his del

first_imgSUPER League General Manager has spoken of his delight at the SOLD OUT signs going up at Langtree Park for the World Club Challenge game against the Bunnies.“I’m delighted to hear that the St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs game has sold out three weeks before the game kicks off,” he said. “This shows how much excitement surrounds the World Club Series with fans snapping up tickets early for this match in record time.“It’s clear that fans can’t wait to see Super League take on the NRL, and watch our best players match-up against stars like Greg Inglis, Benji Marshall, Sam Thaiday and Gareth Widdop.“Tickets for the remaining two matches are selling fast and we would love to see three packed crowds cheering on our Super League clubs as they battle three great NRL teams.”last_img read more