To the Editor:
The town of Waldoboro, like many communities everywhere, has seen both glorious days and dark ones. The glorious ones are well documented by the Waldoboro Historical Society and are glorious indeed. The dark days, fortunately, have been relatively few and the community remains one of the most idyllic spots in which to live.
However, dark days there have been; most notably a few years ago when local governance seemed to have completely broken down. This has been addressed more recently by a number of positive factors, notably including the instigation of the referendum vote which accords status to every voter in the community irrespective of whether he or she can attend public meetings and stand up and holler out opinions, or whether restrictions of health or time preclude such direct participation. After all, many of us are pretty stressed out in time and resources in these difficult economic times.
Another important factor has been the appointment of a number of outstanding public servants to the town roster.
We now have the opportunity to continue our public rebuilding. A neighbor of mine on Dutch Neck, who has also become a good friend, has agreed to run for an open position on the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen.
I have known Ron Miller for all the 12 years I have lived in the community, and I have developed the utmost respect for his integrity and honesty. He is both a “native son” of Waldoboro and a local businessman. I have done business with him repeatedly and have consistently found him both highly knowledgeable and utterly reliable.
Ron can be outspoken but in the opinion of this voter, straight talk never hurt a thing. Ron is well aware of local problems, knowledgeable as to reasonable solutions and highly capable in assisting their resolution. He has committed to run for this office with the full knowledge of what it would cost him in terms of his business and private life, and in spite of this, has agreed to do it.
I would strongly urge my fellow Waldoboro voters to support Ron Miller most strongly in the upcoming election. Waldoboro needs and deserves the very best.
Rodney E. Harrington, Waldoboro