Attend your town’s Candidates Night, in Wilton or elsewhere

To the Editor:

Next week, communities all over the Souhegan area will host Meet the Candidates events.

In Wilton we will have our Candidates Night on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. We have three candidates for Selectman and several for other boards and commissions waiting to be heard. You can also submit questions ahead of time to a designated box in the Town Office. The Candidates Night will be moderated by William Keefe.

Almost every community will have a similar event. Take the time to find out when yours is happening, and then commit the evening to attend. It will mean that you will not just be confronted with unfamiliar names on the ballot in March.

A well known politician once said, “All politics is local.” That may not be entirely true, but the effects of our local politics – for good or ill – are clearly felt in our day-to-day lives.

So attend your Candidates Night if at all possible, get your questions answered and arrive at the polls able to cast an informed vote.