Distortion of Record?
To the Editor,
In response to Mr. Ricci’s letter:
Number 1, I am NOT desperate in my effort to be returned to the Webster Board of Selectmen. This is what I want to do and I enjoy talking and listening to and for the people and their needs, their gripes and where they want Webster to go.
The record is the record. A public document for everyone to read and review.
When I was a member of the board, I did make mistakes, I openly admitted them, in public.
As many people know, I am very candid on views, and if wrong, I admit my mistakes, then move on.
During some very turbulent times, I had to take a hard stand, some not popular, for the good of the town.
Memorial Beach increases were and are, which I publically stated, the people of the town should not be charged. Why do we have to pay for cleaning up after the out of towners??
There are other revenue incentives to offset the costs associated with the operation of Memorial Beach.
The department heads set the fees, but they are usually okayed by the board.
I am a small business owner and did not agree on the sign by-law, in fact, had set 2 different forums so that businesses in Webster may better try and understand what was being proposed. Town Meeting later shot down this article. Mr. Ricci’s former board (Planning) became your Selectman’s agenda. Not mine.
The Lake is our greatest resource, but what about the rest of the Town?? As a member of the Board of Selectmen, I represented the WHOLE TOWN. I would like to continue that job.
Check the record, the Selectmen’s meeting minutes and the Town Budgets, it is a matter of Public Record.
Mr. Ricci is well known for ‘Micromanaging’ and possible ethics violations.
I have always tried to be a voice for ALL the People, not just a select few.
Mr. Ricci…’Let’s make a deal’.. If you quit telling everyone lies about me.. I’ll quit telling everyone the truth about you.
A True Webster Resident
To the Editor,
I would like to take this opportunity to give you my reasons for supporting Dan Ricci for the Board of Selectmen.
Dan and I have worked side by side for the last three years and I have always found him to have an understanding of both sides of the issues before casting his opinion or vote. With Dan’s commitment to Webster, he has always stood up for what is right and has never been afraid to vote on the difficult issues.
Webster will be undertaking major construction projects in the next few years and with Dan’s background as a construction manager, he will be a great asset to us.
Please join me in supporting Dan Ricci for the Board of Selectmen on May 7.
Jeff Duggan, Webster resident and
member of the Board of Selectmen
Board has great rapport
To the Editor,
The Worcester Telegram dated April 24th said it all on page 7. The present sitting board of selectmen gave a rating of 4.54 out of a 5 to the town administrator who replied "This is a great board to work with." He went on to commend his and the board’s GREAT rapport with department heads and staff. This is something we have rarely seen in the past. Usually the revolving door was installed for the Administrator’s office.
Now in the Patriot Newspaper dated April 18th on page 2 Mr. Miller’s own words admitted to being "abrasive and that he has to re-package himself" and "needs to adjust and take it down a notch."
Again, we are on the road to future success in Webster and need to keep the same driver at the helm.
Vote for Dan Ricci for the betterment of the town of Webster.Karl Kuhn Sr., Webster
To the Editor:
In reading your articles for the four candidates for Selectmen in Webster, and in researching positions for them, it appears, unfortunately, that two of them, seem to be running because they are bored, or looking for something to do. Mr. Chenevert and Mr. Ricci presented themselves as individuals who are truly interested in serving the Town of Webster.
I applaud Mr. Chenevert for, "throwing his hat into the ring" for his first election bid. He presented his views and opinions clearly and concisely, and while I do not agree with some of them, it is refreshing to see his candor.
Mr. Ricci is running for re-election, and has a number of results of which he is justifiably proud. The Board of Selectmen, for the last few years, has had the difficult job of digging out from a number of previous decisions and judgements, while also facing a troubled economy on local, state, and federal levels. They have not "shirked their responsibility," or avoided the problem, but taken a stance based on what is best for the town. Thanks to the effort of Mr. Ricci, and the entire board and Town Administrator, Webster is moving in the right direction. There is still much work to be done, however. Mr. Ricci’s involvement in the on-going processes, as well as his forthrightness and professionalism with which he has served as Chairman this past year, lead me to believe that he is the best candidate for the position. While others may disagree with my conclusion, I urge all to vote this May 7th.