Beware of the Rut – by George Tremblay

We are fast approaching the time of year when we have to be extra cautious around dawn and dusk that a buck in rut, with only one thing on his mind, doesn’t dash in front of our car. Similarly, we are fast approaching election day, and we have to be extra cautious about separating fact from fiction as candidates, with only one thing on their mind, seek your vote.

In a recent fundraising letter from two local Democratic Town Committee (DTC) candidates running for Town Council and Planning Commission, we are told that “we have seen the morale of our town employees hit an all time low”. Really? What is the evidence? I’ve heard the rumor that morale has blossomed since the previous “popular” Town Administrator resigned. Until someone objectively polls our town employees and the citizenry, we have no hard and fast knowledge of changes in morale of town employees, or the popularity of the departed Town Administrator. It could be as these DTC candidates say, but it could just as well be the opposite of what they say. Beware of unsubstantiated claims.

The authors claim that the CCA minority and a rogue councilor “govern Charlestown as they see fit”. Might it be that these three, who won the most votes in the last election, govern as best the voters see fit? Is it enlightening to challenge the faith of these councilors in their constituents?

If this is the DTC case for support, it’s pretty weak.

George Tremblay is a candidate for Charlestown Town Council, you can read George’s full biography here


We have full biographies for all the CCA endorsed candidates at our website

For Town Council: Ron Areglado, Tom Gentz, Dan Slattery, and George Tremblay

For Planning Commission: Connie Baker, Gordon Foer, Peter Herstein, Jan Knost, and Ruth Platner

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