Our View: Metters And Nicastro


There is only one contested race on the ballot of next week's annual town election in Chatham. Three candidates are vying for two three-year terms on the select board. We urge voters to return incumbents Cory Metters and Dean Nicastro to office.

Both have shown an ability to think critically about the issues that come before the board as well as a willingness to hold positions they believe are best for the town even when they are in the minority. Nicastro's experience as an attorney working in municipal law has contributed wise guidance to the board, while his fiscally conservative positions have provided balance and a sounding board on many issues. A Chatham native with deep knowledge of the community, Metters has used that background to give context to issues. His perspective as a downtown business owner has also been an invaluable contribution to the board's discourse.

And don't overlook the debt exclusion questions on the ballot. Two seek approval to borrow money for wastewater and stormwater mitigation projects, while the third requests permission to bond the $8.3 million cost of a new senior center. All deserve support.