Last night I received an email from Mr. Bowers. It was addressed to me and copied to all of the Selectmen and Mr. Beeler. I responded and he came back again. The entire exchange is here: RE_ Bob Lemaire latest blast in the GSN, tomorrow’s issue.
He makes some valid points:
- I jumped to conclusion when, the night before publication, I saw the newspaper included in past threads of his comments.
- When the school portion of the tax rate is combined with the state education tax it does exceed the town tax rate.
- He has not announced his intention to run again.
All in all a more productive and revealing discussion than the original speech,, which I encourage people to take a few minutes to view (at 2:05:30).