The Block Island Times


Election season begins
Jun 23, 2012

By this time next week, we will all know who is running for local office. The primary focus will be on who steps forward to run for Town Council, but there are other, non-partisan positions open as well. They are all volunteer roles that come with plenty of interesting work and the potential to create positive change on the island.
There will be a time to thank retiring elected officials when they complete their term. They all deserve our appreciation. They devote hours of time and suffer the slings and arrows of public opinion.
To put your name forward for election, risking rejection, takes courage and fortitude. We must hope that good women and men answer the call for service once again this year.
Above all, we will all benefit from spirited and civil discussion of the issues. The candidates and the citizens deserve it.

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