Letter: Kudos to town for reducing debt

To the Editor:
Seldom do we read about “government action” and “fiscal responsibility” in the same article. What a pleasant surprise it was, then, to read the recent Press article about the auditor’s fiscal report of our town’s finances. Not only has town debt been reduced from over $140 million to approximately $60 million in a comparatively short time, but the town employee pension fund has been completely funded! Compare this to the miserable performance of our state and federal governments.
Thank you, Mr. Marconi, Board of Selectmen and town departments who are involved in this process.
Bob Lenz
Prospect Street, March 12
Editor’s note: The letter writer had submitted to this piece to the editor at the end of February but it never came through. We apologize for any error.