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3 letters support Exton's School Committee reelection

lettersGinna Reeder of Spy Pond Parkway submitted this letter to the editor.

On Saturday, April 1, I will cast one of my three School Committee votes for Liz Exton. When Liz announced her candidacy for Arlington School Committee in 2020, she had no concept of what was just over the horizon; none of us did.

By the time the votes were cast and she stepped into the role, our classrooms were closed and the questions about if, when and how to reopen were all on the table. Liz jumped right in. She listened to the community, the parents, the Arlington teachers, and her School Committee peers. She brought the perspectives of a parent and the practical experience of a classroom teacher.

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8 letters support Mahon for Select Board reelection


Barbara Thornton, a Precinct 16 Town Meeting member, submitted this letter to the editor.

Diane Mahon’s extraordinary energy, her love for Arlington and her deep knowledge and understanding about the issues facing our community have been on full display both at the LWV debate in Town Hall on Thursday, March 23 and on the recorded Select Board debate on ACMI’s channel

Diane takes “constituent services” very seriously and I know works hard to solve individual problems a resident might have. That alone must take a tremendous amount of time and energy.

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17 letters supporting Leone for Select Board


Kenneth Hughes, chairman of the Arlington Contributory Retirement Board and a former Town Meeting member, submitted this letter to the editor.

I had the pleasure of serving with John Leone on the Town of Arlington Government Reorganization Committee. I also served as an Arlington Town Meeting Member with John for many years. I always found him to be well-prepared and knowledgeable about whatever the subject matter we would be dealing with. Please join me in supporting John Leone for Arlington Select Board.

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13 letters back Diggins for Select Board


Amos Meeks, a resident of Lee Terrace in Arlington and a Precinct 3 Town Meeting member, submitted this letter to the editor.

I am writing this letter to express my wholehearted support for Lenard Diggins in his bid for reelection to the Arlington Select Board. As a resident of the same precinct as Len, I add that he also serves as one of my Town Meeting representatives. Through all of my interactions with him, I have only ever seen him demonstrate an unwavering commitment to our community.

Over the years, I have consistently been impressed by Len's passion for the Town of Arlington. He has been a strong advocate for environmental issues, such as supporting the fossil-fuel ban bylaw in 2020. This demonstrates Len's deep concern for the health and sustainability of our town, as well as his dedication to preserving our environment for future generations. His leadership in this area showcases his forward-thinking approach and his ability to address pressing issues that affect us all.

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Letters: Emailing Advocate & Star? Copy it here; it'll be published first

YourArlington's policy about letters to the editor

UPDATED Feb. 27: YourArlington welcomes opinions of all kinds from local residents, including national issues so long as you can draw a local connection. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in June on Roe v Wade must have echoes here, too. Letters are reviewed for fairness, factualness and taste.


The town election is set for Saturday, April 1. Factual letters supporting town candidates are welcome. Length of such letters should be no more than 400 words.

NOTE: When emailing a letter to The Advocate & Star, consider copying YourArlington at the same time. Your opinions will be published sooner.

Please support your view with facts and arguments that attempt to adhere to reason.

You may write on any subject, so long as you try to make a connection to Arlington. If you can't do that, then your residence in town will be a sufficient connection.

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